Raw Tomatillo Salsa

This simple salsa, called cruda, is probably the easiest way to make a salsa from tomatillos. This sauce may seem a bit thin at first, but it will thicken as it stands.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tomatillos, (around 20) husked and washed
  • 4 serrano chilies, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

  • Put the tomatillos in a small pan, just barely cover them with water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until they are softened. Drain, but reserve a bit of the cooking water.
  • Combine ½ cup of the cooking water, chilies, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until chopped.
  • Add the cooked tomatillos in small batches, blending briefly after each one. The sauce should be chunky and rough.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add salt. Let cool slightly before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tomatillos, (around 20) husked and washed
  • 4 serrano chilies, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

  • Put the tomatillos in a small pan, just barely cover them with water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until they are softened. Drain, but reserve a bit of the cooking water.
  • Combine ½ cup of the cooking water, chilies, cilantro, and garlic in a food processor. Pulse until chopped.
  • Add the cooked tomatillos in small batches, blending briefly after each one. The sauce should be chunky and rough.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add salt. Let cool slightly before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories40
Total Fat1g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium390mg
Total Carbohydrate7g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars5g
Protein1g