There's nothing like a good Salsa recipe for when you are hosting a Mexican themed dinner party. And this Jalapeño Tomatillo Salsa recipe does not disappoint!
As with most recipes that call for hot peppers, in this case, Jalapeños, you can control the heat by the amount you use. It's also important to note that the heat mostly comes from the seeds so make sure you keep that in mind while preparing this salsa.
If you are looking to make a really hot salsa, you can substitute the Anaheim peppers (which are pretty mild) for something like a Serrano Pepper. Or you can try my Spicy Salsa Recipe.
You might be tempted to skip the parboiling step for the tomatillos and peppers. I strongly suggest you don't as parboiling them will help with the flavor of this salsa. Especially the tomatillos.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn.
Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
🍅 How long does Salsa last
While several factors come into play, homemade salsa will last 4 to 6 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze salsa in an airtight container or bag for up to 4 months.
🔪 Equipment Needed
You will need a food processor to make this delicious Jalapeño Tomatillo Salsa recipe.
🌡️ How Hot Are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Scoville Rating (Heat)|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000|
Need a little inspiration for a Mexican dish to go along with this fantastic salsa? Then check out my collection of Mexican Food Recipes.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Jalapeño Tomatillo Salsa recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Tomatillos, Anaheim Chili, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Lime Juice, Jalapeños and Fresh Cilantro.
🥣 How to make Jalapeño Tomatillo Salsa
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and place them in the boiling water for 4 minutes or until they soften slightly. Do the same with the peppers. Set aside and let them cool.
In a food processor, puree the tomatillos. Add the Anaheim peppers, jalapeños, onion and garlic. Add lime juice and cilantro (optional).
Serve with Tortilla Chips.
Jalapeño Tomatillo Salsa
- 8 Tomatillos, parboiled, after removing husks
- 4 Anaheim Pepper, parboiled, after removing seeds and pith
- 1 small Yellow Onion, chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 Fresh Jalapeño, stemmed & seeded
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and place them in the boiling water for 4 minutes or until they soften slightly. Do the same with the peppers. Set aside and let them cool.
- In a food processor, puree the tomatillos. Add the Anaheim peppers, jalapeños, onion and garlic. Add lime juice and cilantro (optional).
- Serve with Tortilla Chips.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.