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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

This tangy Mexican salsa features roasted tomatillos, jalapeño peppers and fresh herbs. Serve with baked tortilla chips and vegetable sticks or try this as a dressing on your salad!
Tomatillo Salsa

Recipe Source: Produce for Better Health Foundation


  • 7 medium tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro or parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat broiler to 425 degrees F.
  2. Remove tomatillo husks, rinse under running water then wipe to remove stickiness.
  3. Place tomatillos in a single layer on a baking sheet with sides.
  4. Broil until slightly charred, turning once, about 7-8 minutes.
  5. Cool on baking sheet.
  6. Place tomatillos with juice in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and mash with a fork or potato masher into a chunky pureé.
  8. Chill for at least an hour to allow flavors to blend.
  9. Adjust seasoning as needed.
Serving Size: 1/5 of recipe
Total Fat0.6 g
Saturated Fat0.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium61 mg
Total Carbohydrate5 g
Dietary Fiber1 g
Total Sugars3 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein1 g
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