Super Easy Salsa Verde Recipe

Last year I knew absolutely nothing about growing Tomatillo, but I knew that I really liked green salsa so I thought that I would give it a try.  Our tomatillo bush did so well, and we loved the salsa so much we knew that we wanted to do it again this year.

Tomatillo are really cool.  If I had to try and describe them, they are a small green tomato that grow in a husk.  When the husk starts to get dry and peel slightly they are ready to go. Lucky for me I have 2 very eager assistant farmers that are always happy to help when we need to de-husk.

We have perfected our recipe, and the best thing is that it is incredibly easy.  I will also say – depending on your tolerance for heat you can switch up the amount or kind of peppers that you decide to use.

We keep it incredibly simple:

30 – 45 ripe tomatillo

1 head of garlic

4 white onions

Jalapeños (or pepper of your choice)

Lime juice


1 – Boil your jars to get them ready for the Salsa Verde

2 – Roast the tomatillo, garlic, white onion and hot peppers at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.  Flipping around halfway through.  I like to give these veggies a quick spray with the Chosen avocado oil right before I put them in the oven. 

3 – Next I blend in small portions and add a squirt of lime juice and a bunch of cilantro with each portion.  We are big fans of cilantro so add as much as you like. Do not forget that you need to keep the insert out of the blender lid to allow heat to escape.  

4 – Combine all portions that have been blended and stir well together.  Pour into jars and then get back into a boiling bath for 15 minutes

Then all you need to do is enjoy with your favourite tortilla chips!  We still have so many tomatillos to still be harvested, I will have a couple of very busy canning days.  Now, if you don’t grow your own tomatillo, now would be the time to find them in store as they are in season.  Would love to hear if you decide to make your own Salsa Verde.

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