Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa- Roasted tomatillos blended with cilantro, lime juice, & jalapenos is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite salsa at home! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa- Roasted tomatillos blended with cilantro, lime juice, & jalapenos is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite salsa at home! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

How many times have you gone to a Mexican restaurant, stuffed your face with chips and dip, and thought “how do they make this amazing salsa”?!  Well my friends, I have thought this too many times to count so I decided to take matters into my own hands, and make my own salsa!  There are so many different types of salsa combinations, but one of my favorite salsas to make is my Roasted Tomatillo Salsa.  Roasted tomatillos blended with cilantro, onion, jalapenos, and lime juice is easy to make, fresh, and perfect to dip chips into or on a taco!  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and it’s only 1 SmartPoint per serving.

 

This salsa is smokey, packed with fresh ingredients, and easy to make.  I really enjoy making this salsa and putting some on top of enchiladas or tostadas.  And of course, eating with chips and sipping a skinny margarita!  

 

Have you ever cooked with tomatillos before?  They might look a little weird, but they are packed with amazing flavor and great for any Mexican dish.  Tomatillos are usually by the tomatoes at your grocery story and come with a husk.  All you need to do is gently remove the husk and rinse off the tomatillos.

 

 

After the tomatillos have been rinsed, just slice them in half and lay them cut side down on a baking sheet.

   

 

 

Roast the tomatillos at 400 degrees for 35 minutes until the skin has slightly wrinkled up.

 

 

Add the roasted tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper to a food processor (or blender).

 

 

Pulse until all ingredients are blended well.

 

 

This salsa is packed with fresh, delicious flavor and can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  I like to make a big batch of this salsa on Sunday and have it on hand throughout the week to add to tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, eat with chips… I will eat this salsa with just about anything!

 

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa- Roasted tomatillos blended with cilantro, lime juice, & jalapenos is a delicious way to enjoy your favorite salsa at home! Weight Watchers friendly. www.bitesofflavor.com

 

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa is delicious with every bite.  Ditch the jarred salsa and make this instead!  Only 1 Weight Watchers Smartpoint for 1/2 cup.

 

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

 

For Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:

 

 

Serves 4

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

1SmartPoint per serving

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 12 Medium Tomatillos
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • ½ Medium White Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 Bunch Cilantro
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fresh cracked Pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray baking sheet with non-fat cooking spray.
  3. Remove husk from tomatillos and rinse to clean.
  4. Cut tomatillos in half and place cut side down on the baking sheet.
  5. Roast tomatillos for about 35 minutes until peppers are slightly charred.
  6. Once tomatillos are slightly charred, remove from oven and let cool.
  7. Once cooled, add tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt to a food processor (or blender).
  8. Pulse until well blended.
  9. Store in airtight container in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. The longer the salsa is stored in the refrigerator the better.

Notes

Salsa can last up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 Cup
Servings Per Container 3 1/2 Cups

Amount Per Serving
Calories 19 Calories from Fat 5.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g 1%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3.4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 2.3g
Protein 0.5g 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

14 Comments

  • Reply
    Alice Mills
    July 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm I have been looking for just such a recipe. Thanks. Pics are beautiful by the way.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 20, 2017 at 11:07 am Oh I'm so glad you found this recipe Alice :)!
  • Reply
    Gabby
    July 18, 2017 at 3:26 pm Ooooh this sounds so good and easy to make! I'm always looking for more healthy snack options. Thanks for sharing! I love salsa!!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 20, 2017 at 11:08 am So delicious and so easy to make! Thank you Gabby :)
  • Reply
    Ashley
    July 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm Can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 20, 2017 at 11:08 am Oh you will love it Ashley!!
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    Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle
    July 18, 2017 at 9:28 pm If this tastes nearly as delicious as it looks (it looks wonderful, by the way), then I am SO making this! xo, Taylor (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 20, 2017 at 11:08 am Oh the pictures don't lie... it's realllllly delicious!!
  • Reply
    Natanja || Home Baked Bliss
    July 19, 2017 at 11:56 am Yum! This looks like salsa perfection! I love the vibrant green color. I'm really tempted to grab some nachos and try dipping them onto the screen :)
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 20, 2017 at 11:09 am Haha, I know! The pictures really capture just how good this salsa is Natanja :)!
  • Reply
    Elaine @ Dishes Delish
    July 26, 2017 at 10:26 am Beautiful photos, lovely recipe! I can not wait to try it. I haven't had tomatillo salsa in a long time!
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm I have to admit, tomatillo salsa is my favorite over red salsa :) Thank you Elaine!!
  • Reply
    Mark, CompassandFork
    July 27, 2017 at 11:38 am I love this from scratch tomatillo salso. So good to see fresh tomatillos. Nice job.
    • Reply
      Kristine
      July 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm Yes! I love fresh tomatillos :) Thanks Mark!!

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