The Pin Junkie: Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
tomatillo sauce

Cinco de Mayo is just a few days away!  It's kind of a big holiday where I live and a lot of people celebrate it with food and cookouts similar to Fourth of July.  If you're looking for a south of the boarder dish to make for Cinco de Mayo, how about making some tomatillo sauce?  Tomatillo sauce is great to put on tacos and enchiladas, but I also like to eat it as a dip with chips while sipping a cold margarita.

What the heck is a tomatillo anyway?  It's a Mexican fruit.  If you can't find them at your grocery store, you might be able to find them at a Mexican market.

Tomatillos have a papery skin.

what is a tomatillo?

When you peel away the skin, they look like green tomatoes.

what is a tomatillo?

To make this tomatillo sauce, you'll need:
about a pound of tomatillos (8-10)
1 jalapeno pepper
6-8 cloves of garlic
one bunch of cilantro (optional)

ingredients for tomatillo sauce

Peel the tomatillos and rinse them off because they are slightly sticky.  Dry the tomatillos and place them with the jalapeno, and unpeeled garlic on a broiler pan and broil on low until slightly charred about 10 to 15 minutes.

ingredients for tomatillo sauce

Peel the garlic and place everything in the blender.  For a less spicy sauce, slice open the jalapeno and remove the seeds before putting in the blender.  Add the cilantro and blend until smooth.  Chill the sauce in the refrigerator before serving.  Get yourself a cold margarita and you're all set!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!


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33 comments:

  1. Dropping by from Katherine's Corner. This sounds delicious! I love tomatillos and can't wait to try this.

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  2. Yummy!! This salsa looks really good. Pinning!
    Kathi

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  3. This looks great! I have never heard of tomatillo before, but I look forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing..pinning this. I also pinned your orange Julius recipe. Stopping by from Katherine's Blog hop. Have a great Weekend!

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  4. I've seen tomatillos in the market, but I never knew what to do with them. Thanks for the recipe. I'm doing a Mexican Theme dinner party for Mother's Day. This would be healthy and fun to add.

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  5. ooh, is this the green sauce they have at Moe's Southwest? I love that stuff! Thanks for the recipe. Pinned!

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    1. Sorry, I don't know the answer to that question. I don't have a Moe's Southwest where I live. However, I have wondered if tomatillo sauce is the same thing as salsa verde.

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  6. We love tomatillo sauces! Yummy! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  7. This recipe looks great! I will definitely have to try it. It's that time of year when people sit out and munch a little...this will be great with margaritas for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. This looks wonderful! I make a big spread on Cinco de Mayo (I'm in Southern WI, but it's my birthday!) and I will definitely be adding this to my menu rotation! Thanks for sharing on Get Crafty Friday! ~ MamaGing.com

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  9. My family will love this. Pinned! Thanks again! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. This is really great! I saw these before and didn't know what to do. Thanks a lot for this recipe!

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  11. I pinned this last week! It looks so delicious!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  12. It isn't a big holiday in the Northeast. I wish it was... would be fun to have an extra 4th of July. Thanks for sharing your sauce on foodie friday. Pinned.

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  13. This looks so delicious and easy! Would love for you to stop over by my blog, where I share many recipes also :)

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  14. Oh I love tomatillo's! I make a dressing, but never a sauce. Sounds yummy! Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I like it on tacos and enchiladas, but hadn't thought to make a dressing and put it on salad. It sounds good - I'll have to try it!

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  15. Pinned to my appetizer page ;) Theresa @DearCreativesThanks for sharing again at this week's party!

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  16. I have been craving tomatillo salsa this pregnancy. Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks!

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  17. We make this at our house often. Yum!

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  18. I've never tried this before - it sounds amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  19. I love this. I'd like to use this as "tasty inspiration" for a Chopped Style Dressing. Thanks so much. Saw you over at The Wednesday Roundup! Nice to meet you.

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  20. A few years ago I grew some tomatillo plants! I got TONS! I sure needed your recipe then :-) Thank you so much for sharing this at the party this week! I have featured it on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest too! Have a great weekend :-)

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    1. I've never seen tomatillo plants or seeds at my local nursery. Surprising since they would probably grow well where I live. I'll have to keep looking, since it would be fun to grow my own.

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  21. I love tomatillo sauce! And roasted? Even better! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at the party this week! I have featured it on my Facebook page and have pinned it to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest too! Have a great weeekend :-)

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  22. We love mexican food so we'll definitely need to try this recipe. I'm featuring your sauce in my Friday Features from this week's Inspire Me Monday linky party. Thanks for linking up!

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  23. this looks like it would be enjoyed anytime of the year!! pinning for later :) xo, jess
    www.dreamingofleaving.com

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  24. I found your post on Get Him Fed & I’d love it if you would share your recipe on this week’s The Yuck Stops Here link party that ends Sunday evening at 8pm ET! You can find us at http://mommasangelbaby.com/the-yuck-stops-here-6/. Hope to see you there! HUGS

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  25. This looks very interesting. I have never heard of a tomatillo but love Mexican food. Would it be used like salsa? Thanks for linking up to the Ultimate Linky Party!

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  26. Oh WOW...I love Tomatillo sauce and never knew it was so easy to make. Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays.

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  27. Oh my, this sauce looks so yummy! Whenever something revolves around Mexican food you can count me in!

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