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.

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.

Servings 2 cups
Calories 68 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tomato cut in large chunks
  • 16 medium-sized tomatillos, plus 2 more, husks removed, sliced in half horizontally
  • 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 32 of the halved tomatillos skin side down on the baking sheet, and place in the oven. Bake until they begin to toast, about 20 minutes.

  2. In a food processor, combine the tomatillos, jalapenos, red onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin and oregano. Add the additional 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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1 comment

  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! :-)

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