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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo salsa verde is a tangy salsa that goes well with fatty meats, such as carnitas. The high acidity balances out the fattiness.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups



  • 1 lb. tomatillos - peeled, rinsed, and cored
  • 4 serrano chiles
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup white onion - finely diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro - finely chopped


  • Preheat your broiler on high with the rack in the highest position. Husk and core the tomatillos.
  • Roast tomatillos and serrano peppers until the tops are blackened, then flip and roast the opposite side until blackened.
  • Place the peeled garlic in a small microwave safe container and add just enough water to cover. Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Remove stems from the serrano peppers. For a milder salsa, scrape out the seeds and white ribs.
  • Add the tomatillos, serranos, garlic, and salt to the blender and pulse until you have a chunky salsa. Remove and stir in the finely diced onions and cilantro.
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