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..