Salsa de Tomatillo Asado con Chipotle (Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Chipotle and Roasted Garlic)

  • Serves

    makes 1 1/4 CUPS


Roasted garlic adds sweet depth to this classic green salsa, best served over steak, tacos, or rice and beans.


  • 8 oz. tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3 dried chipotle chiles, stemmed
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt


Step 1

Heat oven to 500°. Place tomatillos on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast, turning halfway through cooking, until blackened in spots and cooked through, about 20 minutes; let cool.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat a 12″ cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat; add garlic and chiles, and toast, turning, until chiles and garlic are blistered and blackened in spots, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender along with tomatillos, salt, and 1⁄2 cup water; blend until smooth. Let cool.

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