Now, who doesn't like a good salsa? Especially a delicious Spicy Tomatillo Salsa. This is by far one of my all-time favorite salsa recipes. You have to try this one for sure.
From mild to Hot. From Chunky to Smooth. We all have our favorite kind of salsa. As you can imagine, most salsas are tomato based. That's all fine and dandy but I wanted to try something a little different.
A few years back I made a Guy Fieri Flautas Recipe that called for tomatillo salsa. It was awesome! I experimented with his recipe and method and this was the end result.
The original version of Guy's recipe called for canned tomatillos. While that would be the quickest and easiest way to make this tomatillo salsa, you can use fresh tomatillos if you want. Simply place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and broil until the tomatillos are charred, about 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Like many of the recipes on this food blog, I often wonder where they came from. I mean who "invented" salsa? Like I always do, I visit the fountain of knowledge. Here's an article on Wiki about the Origins of Salsa.
🌶 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 Hot are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Spiciness Rating|
|Bell Pepper||0 on the Scoville Scale|
|Banana Pepper||0-500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Poblano Pepper||1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale|
|Jalapeño Pepper||2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale|
|Habanero Pepper||100,000-300,000 on the Scoville Scale|
For another awesome Guy Fieri recipe, check out Guy's Donkey Sauce for Burgers. One of my favorite burger toppings. If you love spicy salsa, you might want to check out my classic Spicy Salsa recipe. Yummy!
For more great recipes like this one, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make this Spicy Tomatillo Salsa: Tomatillos, Jalapeño, Garlic Cloves, Fresh Cilantro, Salt & Pepper, Red Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Green Onions, Cayenne Pepper and Olive Oil.
🥣 How to Make Spicy Tomatillo Salsa
Drain and chop tomatillos. Set aside.
In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Place the tomatillos, jalapeños, onion and red bell pepper in the pan and cook until the mixture softens and becomes fragrant - Approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
Place the tomatillos mixture in a food processor (or you can use a blending stick). Add the garlic and process until you reach the desired consistency.
Stir in the chopped cilantro, green onions, and cayenne. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spicy Tomatillo Salsa
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 28 oz Tomatillos, drained and chopped
- 1 Jalapeño, chopped
- ½ Cup Red Onion, chopped
- 1 Cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- ⅓ Cup Green Onions, chopped
- ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Drain and chop tomatillos. Set aside.
- In a saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Place the tomatillos, jalapeños, onion and red bell pepper in the pan and cook until the mixture softens and becomes fragrant - Approximately 7 to 10 minutes.
- Place the tomatillos mixture in a food processor (or you can use a blending stick). Add the garlic and process until you reach the desired consistency.
- Stir in the chopped cilantro, green onions and cayenne. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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.