Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

A little spicy, super fresh, and beautifully green, this salsa is tasty on its own or as a topping and in soup.


  • 7-8 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Lemon or lime juice to taste


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Remove tomatillos from husks and rinse under running water until no longer sticky.
  4. Place tomatillos on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, then let cool.
  5. While the tomatillos are cooling, cut and de-seed the jalapeño.
  6. Add all ingredients to a blender and purée until chunky or dice all ingredients into tiny pieces and combine in a bowl.
  7. Chill for 1 hour to let flavors blend.

Makes 1 cup

Recipe adapted from Produce for Better Health Foundation.

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