Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Have you seen tomatillos at the grocery store and wondered how you would use this funny little “green tomato” with the papery skin? Well, tomatillos are not green tomatoes but they do make a wonderful roasted salsa. Try this delicious roasted tomatillo salsa recipe simply as a dip with chips or take it to the next level by including it with a Mexican feast.


Tomatillos – 1 lb (husk removed, washed well and cut in half)
Jalapeno Peppers – approx 4 or to taste (try Serrano Peppers for a spicier kick)
Onion – 1 medium, quartered
Garlic – 6 large cloves
Cilantro – big handful
Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Lime Juice – to taste


1. Line a large baking tray with rims with foil.
2. Light coat with oil or spray cooking oil.
3. Arrange Tomatillos and Jalapeno Peppers cut side down on the tray. Arrange Onion and Garlic on the tray. Arrange in a single layer.
4. Set oven to Broil (High) and broil until dark charred spots appear over veggies (approx 10 minutes). For a more smoky flavored salsa, broil longer.
5. Allow veggies to cool and transfer to a food processor.
6. Add Cilantro, Roasted Cumin Powder, Salt, Sugar and Lime Juice.
7. Pulse the food processor until desired texture is attained.
8. Serve with chips or with a Mexican meal (works great as an enchilada sauce).

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0 thoughts on “Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

  1. Hi Hetal & Anuja,

    Great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I also took a cue from this one and roasted the red tomatoes we use for the other salsa recipe you girls have on your website – it gave a great smokey flavor to that salsa too. Both the salsas were a hit at my recent gathering 🙂

  2. It looks tangy yummy…I have been looking for tomatillos in the aisles of grocery store like genuardis and walmart but no luck…could you please tell me where i could find them? indian or american grocery store?

    1. Hi Anu,

      Tomatillos are usually found in American grocery stores or Mexican (Latin) stores. Our Walmart carries it.

  3. Mouth watering …Yummmmmmmm!!!!!
    I am waiting from so many days for Salsa Recipe. Here i got a gud one.. Thank U Gals 🙂

    1 question from my end. Wat kind of lime juice u will use in recipies. I every time see that u store lime juice in a bottle. Wen i did that lime juice became bitter. Can u tell me the secret of storing lime juice. It will be very helpful to everybody.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Swetha,

      Fresh lime/lemon juice does not stay fresh in the fridge for more than a couple of days. We squeeze a bunch and keep it in the bottle so that we don’t have to squeeze while we’re filming. Your best bet would be to freeze it in ice cube trays for storing it up to 3-4 months.

  4. I’ve been eyeing the tomatillos at the grocery store for a while now & can’t wait to try it out. WOW! Thanks for the mouth watering (it actually happened to me)looking recipe….:-)

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