Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh tomatillos
  • 5 fresh serrano chiles
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. If using fresh tomatillos, remove husks and rinse under warm water to remove stickiness.
  3. If using canned tomatillos, drain and measure out 2 cups.
  4. Broil chiles, garlic, and fresh tomatillos (do not broil canned) on rack of a broiler pan 1 to 2 inches from heat, turning once, until tomatillos are softened and slightly charred, about 7 minutes.
  5. Peel garlic and pull off tops of chiles.
  6. Purée all ingredients in a blender.

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