Salsa de Tomatillo

Salsa de Tomatillo

Recipe submitted by Charlie on January 21st, 2007

I discovered Salsa de Tomatillo (also sometimes called Green Salsa) on a recent trip to Playa del Carman, Mexico. The chef at one of the great restaurants we enjoyed kindly wrote down this recipe for me. It is absolutely delicious for topping off your mexican dishes. I particularly love it on bbq chicken, fish etc etc

Prep time:   5 minutes
Servings:   1 small bowl

10 tomatillos, husks removed
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 handful of chopped coriander
1 fresh jalapeno pepper seeded
Juice from 1/2 fresh lime
1 teaspoon salt

1. Place in ingredients into your food processor and pulse until coarsely combined.

2. Place into refrigerator and chill. It's best prepared a couple of hours before serving so that favours can develop.

*You can adjust the amount of jalapeno to suit your tastes.

**If you can't find fresh tomatillos at your supermarket (normally around with the peppers) you can use 1 can of tomatillos, drained.

*** The best combination I have found so far is barbequed scallops with salsa de tomatillo...mouth watering stuff!

Average Rating:   (4 votes)

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    • Faine Alexander posted on December 9th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      For tomatillos and authentic Mexican food try

    • Rita posted on May 2nd, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I love Salsa Verde!
      Joe, you can purchase cans of whole tomatillos from (they also sell a popular brand of pre-made Salsa Verde) or check out Mexican Specialities in Ellerslie (which is a restaurant that also sells authentic Mexican products...and the food there is really great ).

    • Joe posted on May 2nd, 2008
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Where do you buy tomatillos in Auckland?

    • Henry posted on August 2nd, 2007
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Delicious for just chowing down with corn chips! Great for a bit of a change from the pre-made salsa's you can buy at the supermarket.. I like to crank up the heat with an extra few jalapenos..