Habanero Tomatillo Salsa

    Well, it’s almost Superbowl time, so it’s a great time to whip up some Habanero Tomatillo Salsa! I make this salsa quite often for BBQs and family gatherings and it’s always a hit…Not everyone uses Habaneros in their salsa, but they are one of my favorite peppers- mainly for their heat and their citrussy flavor.You could easily substitute a couple of Serrano or Jalapeno peppers if you want to take the heat down a notch, but I would recommend the Habs!


  • 1.5 to 2 lbs Tomatillos  (12 or 13 average size ones)
  • 1 medium white Onion (approximately 1 cup)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 to 4 Habaneros
  • 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro leaves
  • dash of salt (optional)

This has got to be one of the easiest recipes for salsa that there is! First- Peel and rinse the tomatillos thoroughly. Then drop tomatillos into a pot of boiling water for 6-10 minutes. They will go into the water bright green and will turn olive green when they are removed.

I would suggest only using 2 habaneros at first (It’s easier to add another pepper later than try to remove one!)

  While tomatillos are boiling, chop remaining ingredients- no need to get fancy. Put everything into the blender and blend thoroughly..

Salsa will thicken as it cools in the refrigerator. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!Image


About CastIronDan

I'm a married father of three from Apple Valley, CA that enjoys Cooking, Roasting Coffee and HomeBrewing.
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3 Responses to Habanero Tomatillo Salsa

  1. Hey Dan, I love tomatillos. I just made some green chili enchilada sauce for my cream cheese, sour cream chicken (rabbit) enchiladas.
    But I will have to try your recipe too.

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