Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This flavorful tomatillo and red chili salsa is marvelous on any grilled item and great on nachos. Fresh tomatillos meld with a variety of peppers, cilantro and fresh limes for a refreshing burst of flavor.
Appetizer
Mexican
8
ingredients
3
steps
135
minutes
Chef Denis is a seasoned chef with 43 years of experience working in the culinary world. His past roles include banquet chef, executive sous chef, private chef and even being the owner of a catering business, where he hosted both private events and intimate dinners. For the last 28 years, he's spent his time working as a culinary teacher, sharing his passion and knowledge with his students and aspiring chefs to create outstanding, memorable events.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
3 cup(s)
finely diced tomatillos, see notes 1
1
small chopped guajillo pepper, split and seeds removed
1
medium red bell pepper, finely diced
1
medium ancho pepper, seeds removed and finely diced
1/4 cup(s)
chopped cilantro
2
limes, zested and juiced, see notes 2
3
scallions, both white and green parts, sliced
1/2 tblsp
salt

Directions 3 steps | 135 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. Make sure to wear gloves when deseeding the peppers. In a mixing bowl, add the diced tomatillos, chopped guajillo pepper, diced red bell pepper, diced ancho pepper, cilantro, lime zest and juice, scallions and salt.

Step 2

Mix to combine thoroughly. Seal the bowl with plastic wrap and transfer the mixture into the refrigerator. Let the mixture sit for at least 2 to 4 hours for the flavors to develop. (See notes 3.)

Step 3

Serve with tortilla chips, on nachos or any grilled proteins. Enjoy!


Notes:

  1. Do not use a food processor to chop the tomatillos or they will turn into mush.
  2. Adjust the recipe for more lime if your limes are dry and not juicy.
  3. This recipe is great to make the day before.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
44
FAT
0.9 g
PROTEIN
1.5 g
CARBS
9.8 g

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Sarah D.

Sarah

25 Jul 2022

I love this recipe served with eggs!

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Carmela G.

Carmela

11 Jul 2022

This is a great Tomatillo Red Chili Salsa Recipe. Perfect for chips and munching on a movie night.

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Sam N.

Sam

11 Jul 2022

Simple and nice recipe! The video and the step-by-step instructions accompanies by photos are very helpful here.

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