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charred tomatillo salsa
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Charred Tomatillo Salsa (salsa verde)

This Charred Tomatillo Salsa has the perfect combination of spicy, smoky, and lime. Perfect with Mexican fare.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: charred tomatillo salsa, grilled tomatillo salsa, salsa verde
Servings: 8
Calories: 23kcal


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  • grill pan


  • 1 lb tomatillos about 3-4 tomatillos
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • ½ cup cilantro packed
  • ½ lime juiced
  • ½ tsp sea salt optional


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  • Heat a grill pan for several minutes on high until it is very hot.
  • Cut the tomatillos in half and place on the hot grill pan, cut side down.
  • Grill until you have char marks on the cut side. (about 3 minutes)
    grilled tomatillos
  • Turn tomatillos over and cook on the other side for about 3 minutes more.
  • Remove the tomatillos and grill the jalapenos and scallions until charred.
  • Coarsely chop one of the tomatillos and set aside. (for chunky salsa)
  • Put the rest of the tomatillos, scallions, jalapenos, cilantro, lime, and salt in a food processor and pulse process until blended and mostly smooth.
    tomatillo salsa ingredients
  • Add the coarsely chopped tomatillo and adjust lime and salt to your liking.


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Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg