Easy Homemade Tomatillo Salsa comes together in just minutes with only six ingredients. This simple salsa is perfect with chips or to pair with any Mexican meal.
Living in Texas, chips & salsa are basically one of our major food groups. No Taco Tuesday is complete without them and how dare we not order them before dining out, anywhere! With fresh ingredients, this simple and delicious tomatillo salsa comes together within minutes so you can enjoy it at home any time.
My husband, Zack and I recently moved and have been discovering new spots around town. One place we will definitely be making a weekly trip to is the local supermercado! The grocery section is stocked with fresh produce, aisles upon aisles lead you to an expansive meat and seafood section, they even have an in-store tortilleria and palapa.
We discovered the market when I was unable to find masa and tamal in the new nearby grocery stores. Why were we on the hunt for these two things? To make homemade tortillas and tamales, of course! Once we grabbed those sacks, I just had to check out the fruit and vegetables. The tomatillos were so well-priced I knew it was finally time to make some fresh salsa! We stocked up on some groceries and headed home to whip dinner together.
Making tomatillo salsa is something Zack and I have wanted to do for months but just kept putting off. It’s perfect to zip up any dish or to simply enjoy with tortilla chips! I love snacking on it even after we’ve enjoyed it with dinner. For such a fast recipe, it’s a great tasty snack, appetizer, or dip!
If you’ve never worked with tomatillos, don’t worry! They have a loose papery husk that you simply remove. They are pretty sticky so once they are husked, give them a quick rinse before chopping. From there, chop the remaining ingredients, squeeze in fresh lime juice, and mix together in your food processor. Season with salt and enjoy! Traditionally, this salsa has fresh cilantro blended in but I’m not a fan. If you are, include 1/2-1 cup cilantro leaves. I prefer my salsa to be smooth with a few chunks here and there. Process until you get your desired consistency, whether that’s really chunky or super smooth.
Easy Homemade Tomatillo Salsa
- 1 pound tomatillo husked, rinsed, and halved
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 jalapeno chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- salt to taste
- Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and lime juice in a food processor. Blend until everything is mixed and smooth to desired consistency. Season with salt.