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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

 

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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.
    Donna

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