Recipe: Fire-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa - Blake Farms
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Fire-roasted tomatillo salsa

This quick and easy, fresh salsa is a great addition to spice up any Mexican dish!


  • 4 tomatillos 

  • 1 yellow onion, quartered 

  • 2-4 garlic cloves 

  • 1 serrano peppers 

  • 2 banana peppers 

  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley 

  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, 

  • 1 teaspoon cumin 

  • salt and pepper, to taste 

  • water, as needed 


  1. Keep the tomatillos and peppers whole and quarter the onion. Roast over a flame on a gas stove or grill. Flip the vegetables periodically once they start to blacken until all sides are roasted. 

    Pro tip: If you want your salsa spicy, keep the seeds in the peppers. If you want it mild, remove as many of the seeds as you want. 

  2. Let the vegetables cool to room temperature and add the vegetables, garlic, herbs, cumin and salt, and pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend until your desired consistency. Pulse a few times for chunky salsa or more for smooth salsa. Add water if needed to thin out the salsa.  
  3. Serve immediately or chilled with tortillas chips, on top of tacos, enchiladas, or even breakfast over eggs!