This homemade tomatillo salsa is made from roasted tomatillos and is fantastic by itself as a salsa, or can be used to make the most delicious tacos ever!
You know how there are those ingredients that you are intrigued by and have probably walked by 100 times in a grocery store? For me, one such ingredient is/was tomatillos-known as a Husk Tomato or Mexican Husk Tomato.
I’ve always enjoyed tomatillo salsa at Mexican restaurants (I looove Mexican food) and always thought to myself ‘I wish I could make this at home.’ But I never saw tomatillos in the grocery store. That all changed a few weeks ago when I feel like I kept seeing them pop up everywhere!
I’m talking about seeing them everywhere from the grocery store (next to the tomatoes) to the little grocery section at Target or Walmart! EVERYWHERE!
Come to find out that tomatillos are in season in late fall/early winter, right around the same time that root vegetables and squash are in season. They look like a little green tomato and have a husk or skin around them (as the tomatillo ripens the husk opens and turns brownish).
And of course in my excitement I couldn’t just buy 1 or 2 tomatillos, no, I had to buy something like a dozen (plus) tomatillos! Well worth it if you ask me, because I’ve been making delicious dishes with the tomatillos, my favorite of which is roasting the tomatillos with a poblano pepper and an onion and then turning it into a salsa.
The salsa is great all by itself. Hand me a bag of tortilla chips and some tomatillo salsa and I’m good to go for dinner!
But of course it can be kicked up a notch. I ended up putting some tomatillo salsa (I mean, I did have multiple batches of salsa with all my tomatillos) in a crock pot with some chicken breasts an orange pepper and slow roasted it. The end result was deliciously shredded tomatillo chicken and pepper slices that just so happened to work perfectly on tacos!
It is slightly embarrassing how many times in the last few weeks that we’ve had these tacos for dinner. Well, I take that back, I love tacos so I’m not embarrassed at all. The real question is why aren’t you having more tacos? See how I turned that around on you? lol.
But in all seriousness, these are my new favorite tacos. The tacos are made with the shredded chicken that has been deliciously cooked with the tomatillo salsa and a sliced up orange bell pepper, and then they are topped with a little bit of cheese, cilantro and sour cream. Sooo delish!
Have you ever had tomatillo salsa?