Easy Tomatillo Sauce

Tomatillo sauce is perfect for so many different dishes. It’s tangy flavor with a little bit of heat makes it delicious on anything from enchiladas to grain bowls! It’s one of our favorite sauces to make in this house because it’s easy, quick, and healthy!

tomatillo sauce in a white bowl on a wood serving board with juiced limes and cilantro sitting on a marble board.

We actually discovered this by total accident when we wanted to try to make a tomatillo salsa but me being picky, the salsa was too lumpy and I just wasn’t a fan.

The solution was simple, toss it back into the blender!

tomatillo sauce in a white bowl on a wood serving board with a juiced lime and cilantro sitting on a amrble board.

Now, we have a delicious sauce that everyone loves, and it freezes beautifully. I really enjoy this sauce with our homemade tortillas as a chicken enchilada! Not to toot our horn or anything but it is absolutely incredible! And I seriously hope the recipe will appear soon on the blog.

How to make tomatillo sauce

The steps are simple. Mis en place (gathering all your ingredients together before you start cooking) is important here. It makes the tossing into a blender less of a hassle.

ingredients for tomatillo sauce sitting on a marble board.

Once you have your ingredients together, start by washing and husking your tomatillos. This may take some time so feel free to turn on some music and enjoy yourself.

Next you’re going to put it in a pot with some garlic and boil it for about 5 minutes. They should appear lighter green in color when done. Let them cool before you start coring them.

tomatillo sauce on a wood board with cilantro in the background.

Now, add all of your ingredients into the blender and turn it on max power until it becomes a smooth sauce.

Expert Tips:

  • When husking the tomatillos, keep them under cold running water to avoid getting your hands sticky.
  • Same thing with the garlic! Pop it with the flat side of a knife blade and run it under cold water to remove the skin.
  • Letting the tomatillos cool will make the coring process easier.
  • Coring the tomatillos can be a little messy, so make sure to do it over your blender or over a bowl.
  • This sauce freezes really well so don’t be afraid to make extra!
tomatillo sauce in a white bowl on a marble board with a juiced lime and cilantro.

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Easy Tomatillo Sauce

Caylie
This sauce is tangy, with a little bit of heat, and full of flavor! The perfect thing to kick up everything from enchiladas to grain bowls.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 cups
Calories 47 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 3 pounds tomatillos washed and husked
  • 12 garlic cloves peeled
  • cup sliced red onion
  • 2 large jalapeño peppers
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Place tomatillos in a large pot. Fill with water.
  • Add garlic. Bring to boil over high heat.
  • Let boil for 5 minutes.
  • Take pot off heat and strain.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Core tomatillos.
  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on max power until smooth (about 3 minutes).

Notes

  • When husking the tomatillos, keep them under cold running water to avoid getting your hands sticky.
  • Same thing with the garlic! Pop it with the flat side of a knife blade and run it under cold water to remove the skin.
  • Letting the tomatillos cool will make the coring process easier.
  • Coring the tomatillos can be a little messy, so make sure to do it over your blender or over a bowl.
  • This sauce freezes really well so don’t be afraid to make extra!

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cupCalories: 47kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 267mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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