Cooked Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa verde (green salsa) is usually made with roasted bell peppers. This version, made with tomatillos, is tangy and spicy.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3⁄4 lb. tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium habanero pepper, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp. all-natural sea salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  • Combine tomatillos in a medium saucepan with jalapeño and habanero peppers and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
  • In medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; cook until onion is crisp-tender, about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine tomatillo mixture and remaining ingredients. Blend or process to desired consistency. Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to blend flavors. Will last for 2 to 3 days, covered, in fridge.