Super-Simple DIY Green Salsa | Kraft in the Kitchen

Super-Simple DIY Green Salsa

At our house, we eat salsa on just about everything: scrambled eggs, tacos, burritos, enchiladas… We even love it on grilled chicken breasts or fish! My kids like mild red salsa, but I’ve always been a green salsa girl. I love that it’s tangy, and I like it with some heat to it. This Homemade Tomatillo Salsa is full of delicious flavor from roasted garlic, tomatillos and Anaheim peppers, and gets its delicious smoky flavor from roasting the vegetables in the oven. I had never made tomatillo salsa before, and I was surprised by how simple and easy it is!

Start by husking your tomatillos and placing them on a foil-covered baking sheet with some onions, garlic and peppers. Roast the vegetables at 500 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until they are lightly charred. Those darker brown bits give the salsa smoky flavor and make it super delicious!

smoky tomatillo garlic salsa ingredients

After the vegetables have cooled a little, peel the skin from the peppers, then add the vegetables to a blender or food processor. Add some cilantro, lime juice and vinegar, then process until it’s the consistency you like. I used HEINZ Distilled White Vinegar, and it worked great. It’s all-natural and made from sun-ripened corn, which makes it perfect for this simple and delicious recipe.

Let the salsa simmer 5-10 minutes, then ladle into clean jars. If you’re planning to can the salsa, make sure your jars, lids and bands have been sterilized. I would definitely suggest doubling the recipe to get a full canner load. If you skip the canning, the salsa will keep in the fridge for about a week. Either way, I think it makes a fun gift to share with friends!

smoky tomatillo garlic salsa in jars

This homemade tomatillo salsa is delicious with tortilla chips, but it’s also a perfect complement to your summer grilling recipes. Try it with grilled chicken, fish, or pork. I’m thinking it would be amazing on these grilled al pastor style tacos! For more delicious inspiration, check out these HEINZ Vinegar recipes.

chips and smoky tomatillo garlic salsa


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