Red Tomatillo Salsa

We’ve made this salsa for over a year now, and it’s one of our favorites. It’s delicious, and it’s perfect to snack on it with your totopos (tortilla chips) in the afternoon. This salsa also goes well with tacos or tostadas.

As you know, tomatillos are green, but this salsa ultimately looks red, that’s why we decided to call it Red Tomatillo Salsa.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4-5 tomatillos
  • 1/4 yellow or white onion
  • 1/2c cilantro
  • 2 guajillo peppers
  • A few chile de árbol peppers
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp ground pepper
    *Salt and pepper can be added to taste.

You’ll need a griddle (or a comal), or you can do what I did if you don’t have one; I covered a pan with aluminium foil to not harm it. Roast the tomatillos, onion, and garlic. Put your pan on high heat. Also, roast the peppers, but they will be done really quick, so as soon as they change their color, it means they’re ready.

Place a pot with some water on your stove on high heat. Place the dry peppers in the water once they change their color. Bring them to a boil, and let them boil for 5min. Remove and place in blender.

As mentioned before, the peppers will be the first ones to be ready. Keep roasting the rest of the ingredients, and place in blender when they’re ready. If you think the tomatillos are taking too long to be ready, you can cover them, and lower the heat. As soon as they change their color, it means they’re ready.

Now that you’ve place the peppers, and the broiled ingredients in the blender, it’s time to add the cilantro, salt, and pepper. Blend until it reaches the consistency you prefer.

This salsa is one of the best ones I’ve got! I hope you try it, and please, come back and share with me what you think!

 Michelle | con limón, please.

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