Grilled Tomatillo Salsa

Fire up the grill for a salsa packed with tomatillo, onion and cilantro and a shot of chipotle chile.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4
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8 ounces tomatillos

8 ounces tomatillos, husked and well washed (about 3 large tomatillos)

1/2 medium yellow onion, cut lengthwise into 3 wedges

1 large clove garlic, unpeeled

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce

Kosher salt


  1. Prepare a grill over medium heat.
  2. Put the tomatillos, onion and garlic on the grill (put the garlic on a metal skewer or small piece of aluminum foil to keep it from slipping through the grates.) Grill the vegetables, removing them as they are ready, until the tomatillos, turning as needed, are soft but not bursting, the onion is tender and the garlic skin is charred, 5 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly.
  3. Peel the garlic and put in a blender with the tomatillos, onion, cilantro, chipotle chile and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend until well incorporated but slightly chunky.