Get ready to spice up your life with this quick and easy salsa recipe. The best part is that the only tools you need are a knife, a food processor, and a few simple ingredients.

But first things first, what exactly is a tomatillo you ask? Besides being the star of this recipe, the tomatillo is essentially a Mexican green tomato with a flavor profile similar to that of a citrusy apple. Not only does it add a bright freshness to the salsa, but when blended with a little spice and creamy avocado, you’ve got yourself a star player for your next Taco Tuesday.

Serve with homemade chips, top your enchiladas, or simply eat it by the spoonful, it’s seriously that good. Once you try this recipe, I guarantee you will want to make it again.

Tomatillo Salsa

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:7 minutes
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 8-10 tomatillos
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1/4 small yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • Step 1

    Slice tomatillos, peppers, and onions into medium-sized pieces.

    Photo by Alex Namba
  • Step 2

    Add to food processor with the rest of the ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water.

    Photo by Alex Namba
  • Step 3

    Blend until smooth.

    Photo by Alex Namba
  • Step 4


    Photo by Alex Namba