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3 Minute Tomatillo Salsa

This citrusy salsa is flavored with canned chilies, garlic, salt and vinegar. The time it takes to open a can of tomatillos and pour it in a food processor is how long it takes to make this tomatillo salsa. Just add four more ingredients, process and you’re done!

A bowl of green salsa.

Tomatillo is an under utilized ingredient in my opinion. The canned variety is a handy ingredient to have in your pantry.

This citrusy-like fruit is sour if harvested early in the season and sweeter/seedier if harvested late. The sour tomatillo is a popular ingredient in salsa verde. The later can be used as a tomato substitute.

This easy salsa came out of a need for a quick and easy condiment for my Flautas and Molitas.

I keep a small can of this amazing Mexican fruit for last minute salsa or to add some zip to a soup. You can add on to this recipe or tweak it to your tastes. Salsas are very forgiving that way. You can use less tomatillos and keep the rest of the ingredients the same and you will still have a great salsa. It will be less citrusy and more peppery. So don’t be afraid to experiment to your tastes. It’s fun!

Garlic, a bowl of tomatillos, bowl of green chilies and half a cup of vinegar.
Food processor with salsa ingredients.
A bowl of green salsa.

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A bowl of green salsa.

3 Minute Tomatillo Salsa

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This citrusy salsa is flavored with canned chilies, garlic, salt and vinegar. The time it takes to open a can of tomatillos and pour it in a food processor is how long it takes to make this tomatillo salsa. Just add four more ingredients, process and you're done!

Ingredients

  • 28 oz can of tomatillos
  • 4 oz canned green chilies (your choice of mild, medium or hot)
  • 1/2 cup white whine vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached. I like mine a little chunky.
  2. Place in a container with a lid and store in the fridge up to one week.

Notes

  • You can use the smaller 15 oz can of tomatillos and keep the rest of the ingredients the same! The salsa will be less citrusy and more chili-like. You could also just scale this recipe down if you want to.
  • Enjoy with chips, tacos, burritos, mulitas, egg etc.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 24Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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