Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

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Looking for a salsa that packs a punch? This one will leave you looking for more chips to satisfy your salsa fix. Whether you put it on tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, or bowls, this salsa will become your go-to. Try it out with our Vegan Oyster Mushroom Tacos for a great dinner idea!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 pound Tomatillos about 6 large to medium
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for dizzling
  • 1/3 whole white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 whole serrano pepper 1/2 for mild!
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Prep tomatillos by peeling off the papery husks and then cutting them in half horizontally.
  • Place tomatillo halves face down on a baking sheet along with garlic cloves (still in husks), serrano pepper, and onion roughly chopped into quarter pieces. Drizzle all veggies with olive oil.
  • Broil sheet vegetables on top shelf under a high broil for 10-15 minutes or until tops of tomatillos are browned/charred and have changed to a less bright green color. The onions should also be slightly browned, the serrano lightly charred, and the garlic should be softer and toasted. Roasting the onion and garlic adds a sweetness to the salsa that complements the heat of the serrano pepper nicely.
  • Combine all of the roasted vegetables in a blender with the cilantro, lime juice, and salt and blend until combined and all of the chunks are blended away.
  • This salsa is packed with flavor and pairs perfectly with chips as well as being an incredible addition to tacos, burritos, tofu scrambles, and more!

Nina Lowry

Nina Lowry is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley in her last year studying Molecular Environmental Biology with a focus in Animal Health and Behavior and minoring in Conservation and Resource Studies. She has been vegan for 2 years and grew up mostly plant-based. She is passionate about animal rights, animal behavior, and sustainability. She has a rescued brown tabby named Iggy who is her pride and joy and is talented at learning new tricks and walking on a leash! She has rescued many animals from lab guinea pigs to dairy calves and hopes to participate in many more. She enjoys ceramics, photography, camping, traveling, and working with her hands to craft and create!

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