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Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce (Salsa Verde)

Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce with tomatillos, serrano chiles and onion are broiled, then combined with lime, cilantro and honey to make an amazing sauce that can be served with chips, used as a marinade and much more.

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

Friends, I love any kind of  Mexican style cuisine, authentic or not. There, I said it…and I say loudly, right now, that I am not an expert in any way regarding Mexican food, but I love to try cooking my own version in the kitchen.   I have tried a few recipes using tomatillos and love the flavor, so when I saw a version of this recipe in Cooking Light, I had to try it!

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

What are Tomatillos?

Tomatillos are part of the nightshade family…and aren’t they gorgeous? I have also seen them referred to the Mexican Husk Tomato and the Mexican Groundcherry. They are commonly used to make Salsa Verde.

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.

How To Make Tomatillo Sauce or Salsa Verde

  1. Lay out the vegetables on a sheet pan. Broil until soft and charred in spots.
  2. Cool the vegetables on the pan, then dump the entire pan into a food processor.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.

The food processor does all of the work. Could it be much easier?

Try it on Ultimate Loaded Nachos, Slow Cooker Habanero Chicken Tacos or Homemade Tortilla Chips.

Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.
Homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce recipe in under 30 minutes.
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Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce

Worthy of any cantina, this easy, homemade Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce can be yours in under 30 minutes. Tomatillos, serrano chiles and onion are broiled, then combined with lime, cilantro and honey to make an amazing sauce that can be served with chips, used as a marinade and much more.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 28kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 7 medium tomatillos
  • 2 medium serrano chiles
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp kosher salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat broiler and place rack 6 inches from heat. Place whole, peeled tomatillos, chile and quartered onion in a single layer on rimmed baking pan. Broil until tomatillos are soft and browned, about 15 minutes. Turn vegetables at 7-1/2 minutes. Cool on pan for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer vegetables with any pan liquid to a food processor or blender. Add garlic,cilantro,water,oil,juice, honey and salt. Process until almost smooth.
  • Serve at room temperature or store in the refrigerator in a covered dish for up to 1 week.

NOTES

Note – ripe tomatillos are bright green in color and fill out the husk.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Zesty Tomatillo and Lime Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 28 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.92g3%
Saturated Fat 0.27g2%
Sodium 291.84mg13%
Potassium 54.8mg2%
Carbohydrates 2.86g1%
Fiber 0.43g2%
Sugar 2.01g2%
Protein 0.27g1%
Vitamin A 57.73IU1%
Vitamin C 3.12mg4%
Calcium 3.3mg0%
Iron 0.11mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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