Mexican Salsa Verde

This salsa gives an authentic tangy flavour and is very different (and much nicer) to those sold in normal supermarkets.  If, like me, you love heat then feel free to go mad on the chillis!

Ingredients: 1 large green chilli, 6 tomatillos, 1 handful of fresh coriander, ¼ thinly diced red onion, olive oil, water, salt & pepper to taste

1 – Preheat your grill to the highest setting and when ready, put the tomatillos and chilli on a baking tray and drizzle a little olive oil over the top.


2 – Place the baking tray underneath the grill and after 3-4 minutes the tomatillos and chilli should start to blacken at the top. Once this process has started, pull the baking tray out, turnover the tomatillos and chilli and repeat for the other side.

3 – Take the tomatillos and chilli and place in a liquidiser, along with the juices and oils from the baking tray. Add the coriander and100ml water and blend until smooth.

4 – Stir in the finely chopped red onion and add salt to taste.

Tomatillo Salsa