In the mood for salsa verde? Skip the extra sodium and fillers you’ll find in store-bought versions and try this homemade roasted tomatillo salsa instead!
When we think of salsa, most of us picture a red tomato-based sauce. But have you ever tried salsa verde, or green salsa with tomatillos?
If you have, you know how bright, fresh, and delicious the flavor is! Unfortunately, store-bought salsa verde can be high in sodium. Not to mention it also contains preservatives and fillers.
That’s why I love making this roasted tomatillo salsa right at home! All you need is three main ingredients plus oil, salt, and seasoning, and your salsa verde can be ready in five easy steps.
The trick is to roast the tomatillos to really bring out their flavor. Raw tomatillos can be sour and unappetizing, but roasting them will take your salsa to a whole new level.
Once you try this recipe, you may never eat the store-bought version again!
How to make roasted tomatillo salsa
Who knew it was so easy to make your own salsa right at home? Plus, you can be sure that it’s healthier, fresher, and probably even tastes better than anything you could buy at the store!
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Step 2: Add the tomatillos, onion, chiles, oil, and salt to an 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish.
Step 3: Place in the oven and roast until the vegetables are very soft, about an hour.
Step 4: Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
Step 5: Transfer everything to a food processor and add the cilantro, then purée until almost smooth.
Once your salsa is smooth, I recommend pouring it into a storage container or jar with a screw-top lid and placing it in the refrigerator to chill.
Your salsa will be best served cold or at room temperature.
What to eat with this salsa
Salsa verde’s bright flavor compliments so many dishes!
For something simple, I like to serve this salsa with pita or tortilla chips. It’s great for dipping! To lower the carbs, try it with parmesan crisps instead.
Salsa verde is also delicious as a condiment for Mexican entrees. I often make tacos with homemade corn tortillas and this salse.
It would even be great as a dipping sauce for southwestern potato wedges!
This green salsa is great to have on hand whenever you need to add a little flavor to your dish.
Simply store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within a week or two.
Other healthy salsa and dip recipes
Salsas are a great way to add fresh flavor to any recipe. They’re also perfect for dipping chips and veggies for a tasty snack or appetizer!
If you’re looking for more creative salsa or dip recipes, here are a few of my favorites I think you’ll enjoy:
When you’ve tried this salsa verde, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
- 1 lb tomatillos (husks removed, rinsed)
- ½ large onion (quartered)
- 3 serrano chiles (halved lengthwise, seeded)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup fresh cilantro (loosely packed, stems removed)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Add the tomatillos, onion, chiles, oil, and salt to an 8x8x2-inch glass baking dish.1 lb tomatillos, ½ large onion, 3 serrano chiles, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Place in the oven and roast until the vegetables are very soft, about an hour.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Transfer everything to a food processor and add the cilantro, then purée until almost smooth.1 cup fresh cilantro