Mom’s tomatillo salsa

May 7, 2010

I BEG my mom to make this salsa for me all the time! It’s really addicting and goes great on almost anything. It was about time I stopped begging my mom to make it for me and and just learn to make it myself; she gladly shared with me the recipe:


  • 24 tomatillos (all about the same size)
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 16 red chiles del arbol (dry)
  • 3 green onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • water for consistency- about 1/4 cup
  • salt to taste


Peel and wash tomatillos until they no longer feel slimy. Roast them along with the tomatoes and red chiles. *Make sure you have plenty of ventilation at this point. The red chilies can be a bit hard to handle when roasting.

Blend roasted tomatillos and set aside. Remove the skin of the roasted tomatoes then blend with the red chilies. Mix together with the tomatillos and stir. Add water for desired consistency.

Let cool (overnight is best) then add chopped cilantro, green chiles and salt to taste.


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