Recipe courtesy of Joseph Simmons

Roasted Salsa Verde

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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8 to 10 tomatillos (about 1 1/2 pounds total), husks removed, rinsed, and cut in half

2 jalapenos, cut in half, stems removed 

1/2 head garlic, cloves left in their skins 

3 tablespoons olive oil 

Kosher salt and pepper

Kosher salt and pepper 

Handful of cilantro leaves and stems (about 1/4 cup) 


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the tomatillos, jalapenos and garlic on a rimmed baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until turning brown, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove the garlic cloves from their papery skins and put all the roasted ingredients in a blender, adding in any roasting juices, as well as the cilantro. Puree and season with salt and pepper if needed.