Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
8 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

This salsa is also a great accompaniment to black bean burritos, quesadillas, or soft tacos. Although available canned, fresh tomatillos taste better in this recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place cumin seeds in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, and cook 2 minutes or until toasted. Transfer seeds to a spice or coffee grinder, and process until finely ground.

Step 2

Cut 1/4 inch off stem ends of peppers; discard stem ends. Using the tip of a paring knife, carefully remove and discard membranes and seeds, leaving peppers intact.

Step 3

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and tomatillos. Cook 15 minutes, turning frequently (peppers and tomatillos will become speckled with black marks).

Step 4

Transfer contents of skillet to a food processor, and puree until smooth. Add the onion, and pulse 5 times or until blended. Pour pepper mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in cumin, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.

Ratings & Reviews

mandofan's Review

September 12, 2011
Very good tomatillo salsa. My only suggestion would be to cut the amount of cumin to 1/2 teaspoon; as it it stands, the flavor is a bit overpowering at 1 tsp.

KellyONeil's Review

August 25, 2011

rstarrlemaitre's Review

May 26, 2011
A little watery, but what great fresh flavor! Particular loved the lime juice and toasted cumin. The exact right amount of heat from the jalapeno, for my taste.