Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa (Copycat)

This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious.

Fun fact: With just 14 ingredients, you can make ALL FOUR of Chipotle’s salsas.

But if that sounds exhausting to you, you can just pick your favorite. Chipotle’s Tomatillo Salsa is mine.

This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious.

The only cooking here involves roasting the tomatillos. Technically you could skip that part and still wind up with an amazing salsa.

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But, then you’d be missing out on:

  1. The lovely roasted flavor, and
  2. The fun charred black bits which color the finished salsa.

Once you’ve roasted the tomatillos, combine with jalapenos, red onion, garlic, a couple fresh tomatillos, and spices. Blast in a food processor or blender.

Season to taste with lemon and lime juices, salt, and pepper.

It’s a spot-on match!

This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious.

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This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious.
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Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa (Copycat)

This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 68 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 medium-sized tomatillos, plus 2 more, husks removed, sliced in half horizontally
  • 1/2 tomato cut in large chunks
  • 1 jalapenos seeds and stem removed
  • 1/2 red onion cut large chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves loosely packed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper (1/2 t each to start)
  • juice from one lemon about 1/4 cup
  • juice from one lime about 1/4 cup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the 32 halved tomatillos and the cut tomato skin-side down on the baking sheet. Bake until they begin to toast, about 20 minutes.

  2. In a food processor, combine the roasted tomatillos and tomatoes, jalapenos, red onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin and oregano. Add remaining 2 fresh tomatillos. Pulse until the mixture is slightly chunky. Add lemon and lime juices, and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe Notes

For additional heat, leave the seeds in the jalapeno. 

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This tastes JUST like Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, their version of Salsa Verde. This medium-heat copycat recipe is easy, flavorful, and so delicious.

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6 comments

  1. How delicious! Something you wouldn’t really see in the UK (or Australia, I don’t think) so once again I’ve learnt something by passing by your blog today! :-)

  2. How many lbs of tomatillos since they vary so much in size?

  3. My husband just made this and its incredible! He toasted his own cumin seeds and its phenomenal. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  4. Where do you add the 1/2 tomato? The ingredients calls for 1/2 tomato cut in large chunks but the recipe does not say when to add it in 

    • Thanks for finding that typo! You roast the 1/2 tomato with the tomatillos in Step 1 and then pulse. I fixed the recipe. Thank you so much again, and sorry about that!

    • Oh no problem! Thank you for clarifying! 

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