Tangy Tomatillo-Cumin Salsa Recipe

Tangy Tomatillo-Cumin Salsa Recipe

How To Make Tangy Tomatillo-Cumin Salsa

This tomatillo-cumin salsa is an easy side that has well-rounded flavors. The jalapeno adds some spice and you can make this as mild or hot as desired.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbtomatillos
  • 1smallonion
  • 3clovegarlic
  • 1jalapeño
  • 2tspcumin seeds
  • ½cupcilantro,chopped
  • tspsugar
  • salt


  1. In a large saucepan, cover the tomatillos, onion, garlic, and jalapeño with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until the tomatillos lose their bright green color. Drain, transfer to a blender and let cool.

  2. In a small, dry skillet, toast the cumin seeds over moderate heat until fragrant, shaking the pan. Transfer to a spice grinder and let cool slightly.

  3. Grind the cumin to a powder and add it to the blender along with the cilantro and sugar; puree until smooth. Season the salsa with salt and serve chilled.


  • Calories: 19.38kcal
  • Fat: 0.48g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.17g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.78g
  • Fiber: 0.92g
  • Sugar: 2.33g
  • Protein: 0.56g
  • Sodium: 109.51mg
  • Calcium: 9.26mg
  • Potassium: 125.48mg
  • Iron: 0.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 5.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.68mg
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