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Tomatillo salsa recipe in a white bowl with lime and cilantro

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

This Tomatillo Salsa Recipe is fresh, vibrant and beyond easy to make! It's the perfect dip or topping for tacos, fajitas or burrito bowls, and it's ready in 10 minutes!

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  • 5 tomatillos husks removed, washed and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 large poblano peppers seeded and chopped (don't remove seeds if you like things spicier!)
  • 1 clove garlic smashed and peeled
  • 1 lime juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt or 1/4 teaspoon table salt


  • Place all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse until the tomatillo salsa reaches the desired consistency, then taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. Enjoy!
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  • Pro tip:  Poblano peppers are mild in heat, so if you like spicy food I recommend substituting them with 1-2 jalapeño peppers.
  • Tomatillo salsa has a decent amount of liquid similar to salsa made with raw tomatoes.  If you'd like a creamier texture, add the flesh of a small pitted and peeled avocado!
  • Store salsa in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Calories: 27kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 100mg, Potassium: 185mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 275IU, Vitamin C: 40mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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