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Tomatillo Salsa

Fresh + Spicy Tomatillo Salsa

A fresh + spicy tomatillo salsa that's perfect for your next party!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 31 kcal


  • 6 green tomatillos husks removed
  • 1 red roma tomato
  • 1 serrano pepper more if you like heat
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped


  1. Boil all of the tomatillos, tomato and the serrano until soft. About 10 min. Drain and set aside.

  2. Crush garlic clove into the bowl of a small food processor or blender. (Ideally a mocaljete would be used if you have one)

  3. Add the tomatoes and pepper. Pulse until the salsa is combined, but don't over blend.
  4. Add salt to taste. (I started with about 1/2 tsp)
  5. Mix in chopped cilantro right before serving.


Recipe courtesy of Rivera's Kitchen Tulum, Mexico. A fun cooking school!

*if your salsa is thicker than you'd like, add a small bit of water.
*if you're making the salsa ahead of time, wait to add the cilantro until right before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Fresh + Spicy Tomatillo Salsa
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 31
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.