Now, who doesn't like a good salsa? Especially a delicious Spicy Tomatillo Salsa.
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 dish that had tomatillo sauce. It was awesome! So I decided to play around with his original recipe and this is the version that I came up with.
Like many of the recipes on this 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 the article.
🌶 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 hot pepper.
Bell Pepper is 0 on the Scoville Scale
Banana Pepper is 0-500 on the Scoville Scale
Poblano Pepper is 1000-1500 on the Scoville Scale
Jalapeño Pepper is 2500-8000 on the Scoville Scale
Tabasco & Cayenne are 30,000-50,000 on the Scoville Scale
Habañero Pepper is 100,000-300,00 on the Scoville Scale
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📋 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.
🍳 Recipe Card
Spicy Tomatillo Salsa
- 28 oz Tomatillos
- 1 Jalapeño, Chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
- ¼ Cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- Salt and Pepper
- ½ Cup Red Onion, Chopped
- 1 Cup Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
- ⅓ Cup Green Onions
- ½ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 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.