Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 5 cups
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2 pounds fresh tomatillos, husked and well rinsed

2 fresh jalapeno peppers 

1 medium white onion, quartered 

4 tablespoons olive oil

4 cloves garlic, unpeeled 

1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves 

Juice of 1/2 lime 

Kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Add the tomatillos to a baking sheet along with the jalapenos and onion wedges. Toss with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and roast about 7 minutes. Turn the vegetables, add the garlic and roast until everything is slightly softened and charred, another 7 to 8 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Peel the garlic and remove the stems and seeds from the jalapenos. Add the roasted vegetables to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until still slightly chunky but well combined. Add the cilantro, lime juice and 1 teaspoon salt and pulse until incorporated. With the processor running, stream in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil until the salsa is slightly runny but not smooth. At this point you can season with additional salt if desired.
  4. Serve with chips or as a salsa for tacos and burritos.

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