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Tomatillo Salsa

September 21, 2010

By the time I am finished with these 3 boxes of tomatillos I am going to be a salsa verde expert.  Two recipes down a few more to go and lots of tomatillos to husk.

This recipe comes from the Bernardin Big Book.  I’m not really sure whether or not I like this one…I’m on the fence.  Apparently, the salsa flavors will mellow and mix together over time and it is recommended that you wait 3-4 weeks before cracking the seal.  Right now, the vinegar flavour seems to over power the tomatillos…maybe, it’s because I used a few mild banana peppers instead of all the jalapeno peppers and I also mixed in a small red pepper.  I don’t like extremely HOT foods so I chose to reduce the  jalapeno pepper quantity.  I think the consistency is a little more like a sauce than a salsa but my experience with using tomatillos is limited (at this point).


  • 5 1/2 cups chopped cored husked tomatillos
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped seeded green chili peppers (jalapeno and long green chili peppers work well but you can substitute milder poblano or Anaheim peppers)
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes
  1. In a large stainless steel saucepan combine all the ingredients.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes.
  2. Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2″ headspace.  Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot salsa.  Wipe rim.  Center lid on jar.  Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
  3. Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water.  bring to a boil and process both 250mL and 500mL jars for 15 minutes.  Remove canner lid.  Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool, label and store.

Put up Total:

  • 8 x 250mL regular mason jars
3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2010 5:18 pm

    Hey guy’s! Its your brother Levi here everything looks great on the blog & all the photos look really good. Your right canning does look like fun maybe i’ll have to try some day, anyways you guy’s keep up the good work!!xoxo levi

  2. Natasha permalink
    October 2, 2011 4:56 pm

    Just made this and it is delicious! Will need to make much, much more…

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