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White bowl filled with roasted tomatillo salsa with chips, lime and cilantro around the bowl.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (AKA Salsa Verde)

Made with 8 simple ingredients and packed with flavor this Roasted Tomatillo Salsa will become a household staple. It's easy to make and naturally vegan and gluten-free. The perfect homemade salsa recipe the entire family will adore!
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Condiment, dip
Cuisine Mexican-Inspired
Servings 8 servings


  • 7-8 tomatillos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ yellow onion quartered
  • ½ lime juiced
  • cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • sea salt to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450°
  • Prepare your ingredients. Quarter your onion, remove the husk from your tomatillos and rinse them off to remove any sticky residue.
  • Place your onion, tomatillos, jalapeño and garlic onto a large sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Roast for 20 minutes flipping everything halfway through to ensure both sides of your ingredients brown evenly.
  • Now add your roasted tomatillos, onion, cilantro, lime and salt to your food processor. Remove the skin of the garlic and only use the soft roasted portion. Add to your food processor. 
  • Cut your jalapeño in half and remove the seeds as well as the stem. Add to your food processor. 
  • Slowly pulse until everything comes together. You will want it slightly chunky but still processed enough to combine the ingredients.
  • I like this salsa thick just as it's made. If you prefer a thinner salsa you can add a bit of water. Add small amounts and pulse until desired consistency. 
  • Taste and adjust flavors as needed. Serve with chips or on your favorite dishes. 
  • Enjoy!


  • If you do not like spice. Start with half of the jalapeño and taste before adding more. Also, make sure to remove the seeds as these will make it extra spicy. Alternately, if you like things extra spicy leave the seeds in your jalapeño.
  • Make sure not to over process your salsa it can quickly become puree like. I recommend slowly pulsing until things come together. 


Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 98IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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