Tomatillo-Habanero Salsa Recipe

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Tomatillo-Habanero Salsa Recipe
Habaneros
Shrisha R

Habaneros

Here’s a hot and spicy salsa that’s also versatile. Serve it with grilled meats and fish, as well as on tacos, fajitas, and enchiladas.

Click here to see the Cranberry-Tomatillo Salsa Recipe.

20
Servings
71
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: The amount of habanero will vary depending on the spice level of the chile. Adjust this to taste, keeping in mind this salsa is meant to be very spicy.

Ingredients

  • 6.7 pounds tomatillos, husked and cut approximately into 1-inch dice
  • 3 cups scallions, green parts only, cut approximately into 1-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup garlic, cut approximately into 1-inch dice
  • 30 allspice berries
  • 30 black peppercorns
  • 3 habanero peppers, stemmed, cut approximately into 1-inch dice*
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Place the tomatillos, scallions, garlic, allspice, black peppercorns, and habanero in a blender, taking care to only fill blender halfway. Blend in batches until smooth.

Tomatillo Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Tomatillo Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1.5%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.1%
Vitamin C
37mg
61%
Vitamin E
0.7mg
3.7%
Vitamin K
48µg
61%
Calcium
50mg
5%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
23µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
23µg
6%
Iron
2mg
8%
Magnesium
41mg
10%
Monounsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
77mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
529mg
15%
Sodium
444mg
19%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.3%