Tomatillo Salsa Verde in Five Minutes

IMG_1871After a rather puny initial harvest, our jalapeno pepper plant channeled the Little Engine That Could and managed to pop out four late-season peppers of a decent size.

That could only mean one thing: salsa party!

My favorite salsa is ridiculously easy – it literally takes five minutes, can be canned or frozen for later use, and tastes great as part of a recipe or just with chips. Click “continue reading” to see the recipe!


  • 15 medium sized tomatillos (Tomatillos are a relative of the tomato plant that is firmer and meatier and has more of a tangy flavor.)
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 4 small (or 2 medium/large) jalapenos, cored and de-seeded
  • 1 avocado
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin


  1. Peel your tomatillos, quarter them, and place in food processor.
  2. Add all other ingredients to food processor.
  3. Pulse until well combined and reaches a salsa texture.

Once combined, your salsa will stay fresh for about a week in the fridge or you can freeze/can it for future use.  I kept about half of mine to eat fresh, and then the rest I froze and will combine with a can of cream of chicken soup sometime in the future to make a quick and easy chicken enchilada sauce.

What’s your favorite salsa recipe?


Author: Mrs. Millennial

I'm Whitney, writer of Mrs. Millennial. While I've got an advanced degree and a job in the tech industry, I'm usually happiest in my kitchen, garden, and home, or else on a crazy travel adventure. I hope you enjoy my recipes, home improvement tips, travel stories, musings, and more. You can also see what I'm up to in my professional life at Need to reach me? Shoot an email to whitney (dot) magnuson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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