Tomatillo Salsa

BY : PUBLISHED : February 24th, 2014 UPDATED: August 5th, 2022

Everyday is a party when salsa is involved. I'm a huge baby and can't handle too much spiciness so feel free to add some hotter chilies. I did all my shopping at Superior Market and it was all under $5 and I had a few tomatillos and a lime left over. I cooked all the stuff in a sauce pan but you could also roast them in the oven or over the fire if you have a gas stove.  This is perfect for Cinco de March. Oh wait...

A blue bowl filled with fresh tomatillo salsa.

A blue bowl filled with fresh tomatillo salsa.

Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa

Stephanie Lundstrom
Every day is a party when salsa is involved and this tomatillo green chili salsa is one everyone is sure to love! It’s perfect for Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo but even works to elevate everyday meals.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 40 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan


  • 5 tomatillo
  • 3 roma tomatoes
  • 1 jalapenos
  • 1 anaheim chili
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ of a red onion
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • ¼ cup of cilantro
  • juice from 1 small lime


  • Roughly chop your tomatillios, tomatoes, garlic, chillies, jalapeno, and onion.
  • Saute them in a pan or pot with about ¾ cup water and salt and cumin.
  • After about 15 minutes(or when it's all cooked down and everything is soft) turn off the heat and add the cilantro and lime juice. Salt to taste.
  • Blend and chow down! Chips and salsa, in burritos, on nachos, in a kiddie pool with a straw... just enjoy!


  • Cook the veggies until soft to ensure the salsa blends up perfectly.
  • Adjust the spiciness to your own tastes! 
  • Want a raw tomatillo salsa? No problem, skip the step of cooking and blend everything up in your food processor. When uncooked, tomatillo salsa is likely to be a bit tangier in flavor with a chunky texture.
  • Want a greener tomatillo salsa? Ditch the tomatoes and add more tomatillos.


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1215mgPotassium: 289mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 553IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

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