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Tomatillo Salsa

Posted by Diana Zamora | September 11, 2020

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


  • 18 medium-size tomatillos (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 serrano chilies

Live Well Tips

  • Serve this salsa with eggs, quesadillas, or any of your favorite dishes.
  • Tomatillos are small, green tomatoes with sticky skin. To remove the stickiness, try this: drop the tomatillos into boiling water for 10 to 15 seconds and then remove them. The sticky film will disappear and the papery husk will come right off!
  • Fresh tomatillos are firm, green, and large enough to fill their husks.


  1. Remove husks from tomatillos, wash them, and finely chop them.
  2. Remove seeds from serrano chilies and finely chop them.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Serve or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size ½ cup: Calories–64; Protein–2g; Carbohydrate–13g; Total Fat–2g; Saturated Fat–0g; Cholesterol–0mg; Fiber–4g; Sodium–152mg.

Adapted from Champions for Change, Healthy Latino Recipes, Made with Love