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Easy Chile Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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1 tablespoon olive oil

8 tomatillos, husks removed

1/2 white onion

2 cloves garlic, unpeeled

3 whole chiles de arbol or thai chiles, stemmed

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 cup water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large saute pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the tomatillos,
  2. onion, garlic, and chiles. Cook for about 7 minutes until the tomatillo skins are browned.
  3. Carefully peel the garlic cloves and transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the cilantro and 1 cup of water. Process until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the salsa into a serving bowl and serve.