Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roast tomatillos, jalapenos, some garlic, and blend for the perfect easy salsa!

Course Appetizer, Condiment, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mexican, Vegan
Keyword easy salsa recipe, easy tomatillo salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings (total ~ 2 to 2 1/2 cups salsa
Calories 18 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 1 pound tomatillos , husks removed and washed
  • 8 cloves garlic , peeled
  • 2-3 green jalapenos , stems removed and de-seeded (add more for more spice)
  • 1 large bunch cilantro , large stems removed and washed
  • 1/2-3/4 cup water
  • 1 teasp salt , or to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to broil.
  2. Place the tomatillos, garlic cloves, and jalapeno chiles on a lined baking tray (you can use a silpat or foil to line the tray). Try to tuck the garlic under the tomatoes to keep it from burning.
  3. Broil for about 15 minutes, turning frequently, until evenly roasted and charred. Remove from the oven, and set aside to cool completely.
  4. Add the roasted tomatoes, garlic cloves, and jalapenos to a blender or food processor. Add the cilantro and water and puree until completely smooth. Start off with 1/2 cup water and increase up to a total of 3/4 cup water as needed depending on desired consistency.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. I prefer to chill the salsa in the fridge before serving, but it can also be served immediately.

Recipe Notes

You can easily make this salsa ahead of time and store it in the fridge for a few days, or freeze for a few weeks!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 18
% Daily Value*
Sodium 234mg10%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.