Homemade Tomatillo Sauce

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What do you do when your parent’s give you a huge bag of tomatillos fresh from their garden?  Make homemade tomatillo sauce of course!  As I have been going through all my pictures and posts from 2013, I realized I never shared my homemade tomatillo sauce recipe or the recipe for tomatillo enchiladas. So, while this is a bit late and summery, I have to share it on this warm December afternoon.



  • 1 pound tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 serrano chili, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • juice of 1 lime


Remove the husks from the tomatillos and wash.  They have a sticky residue keeping the husk in place that can also hold in dirt, so make sure to clean throughly.

Tomatillos for a great sauce

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add all ingredients and bring to a boil.

Tomatillo sauce recipe

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tomatillos are soft, about 10-15 minutes.

Yummy tomatillo sauce

Using an immersion blender, puree until smooth.  This sauce can be used immediately or stored in the freezer in small batches to use later.

Great tomatillo sauce recipe

I love this sauce.  I is great just as a fresh salsa with chips or in tomatillo enchiladas. I love making larger batches and storing 2 cups in each ziplock bag to be able to use in the middle of winter.  A taste of summer in the dead of winter always makes you feel good.

Tomatillo sauce

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