Grilled Tomatillo Salsa

Are you never quite sure what to do with tomatillos? Grill them and then turn them into this delicious salsa, which go well with tortilla chips.

Yield: Makes 2 cups.

Grilled Tomatillo Salsa


  • ​8 medium-large tomatillos
  • ¼ cup canola oil, divided
  • 8 green onions, trimmed
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stem removed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp liquid honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Tortilla chips*


  1. Preheat natural gas barbecue on high heat for 10 – 15 minutes.
  2. Remove husk from tomatillos and cut in half. Combine tomatillos and 1 tbsp oil in a medium bowl. Toss to coat.
  3. Place green onions, jalapeño and tomatillos, cut side down, on barbecue grid. Grill over medium-high heat until green onions are warmed and grill-marked on all sides, about 2 – 3 minutes, and until jalapeño and tomatillos are warmed and grill-marked on all sides, about 10 – 12 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Combine cilantro, lime juice, remaining 3 tbsp oil, garlic, honey and salt in a blender. Purée until smooth. Add warm onions, jalapeño and tomatillos to blender. Purée until smooth. Serve with tortilla chips.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

335 calories, 16.6 g fat, 43.3 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fibre, 778 mg sodium