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Tomatillo Chipotle Salsa

A rich Tomatillo Chipotle Salsa that's bursting with flavor. No one will believe you when you show them the tiny ingredient list. So good!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 16kcal
Author: Mexican Please


  • 4-5 tomatillos
  • 1-2 chipotles in adobo
  • 2 garlic cloves


  • Husk and rinse the tomatillos, cutting out the stems. 
  • Roast the tomatillos in the oven at 400F for 10-20 minutes or until they start to turn army green in color and wrinkle up.
  • De-stem and de-seed two chipotles in adobo.
  • Add the roasted tomatillos, 2 peeled garlic cloves, and a single chipotle to a blender and pulse blend.
  • Take a taste for heat level. If you want more heat add more chipotle. 
  • If you want a thinner salsa you can add 2-3 Tablespoons of water or a sliver of onion.
  • Serve immediately and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. 


I will sometimes add a sliver of onion to this Salsa to dilute the heat a bit, but lately I just make it fiery and concentrated, omitting the onion. 
You can get by using canned tomatillos but you'll definitely get an upgrade if you use fresh tomatillos. 
I rarely add salt to this salsa but you can add a pinch at the end if you want.


Calories: 16kcal