Gluten-Free Tomatillo Salsa

This gluten-free tomatillo salsa recipe is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in a food processor.
This gluten-free tomatillo salsa is quick and easy to prepare at home. It looks so impressive and only takes 20 minutes to make.


This gluten-free tomatillo salsa is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in the food processor. This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. The first time I had green salsa was when we were in Santa Fe New Mexico. I experienced Christmas salsa when we ordered our meals. What is Christmas salsa? You get a bowl of red and a bowl of green salsa with your food-thus Christmas salsa. I had never had tomatillo salsa until then and now I’m hooked on it.

I discovered making tomatillo salsa is so easy to make at home and now you can usually find tomatillos in most grocery stores. The recipe uses jalapeño and a small chili pepper but feel free to switch things up and try a poblano pepper. Poblano peppers are not as spicy, but their flavour is so unique and delicious. Especially if you roast them first.

Use this salsa as a dip, or sauce with bbq chicken, beef and fish or in your next taco Tuesday dinner.



 
 

This gluten-free tomatillo salsa is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in a food processor.

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS SALSA:

  • Tomatillos
  • Jalapeño
  • Red chili pepper
  • Shallots
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Maldon Sea Salt

I like to make a big batch of the tomatillo salsa and pour it into 500 ml mason jars and give it away to friends who then also can enjoy it. There is only 2 people in the house now (hubby and myself) so rather then freezing it, I like to give it away while it is freshly made. This gluten-free tomatillo salsa recipe is super easy to make and is a must have in your refrigerator.

Once you have made it you will wonder why you haven’t made it before. I originally posted this recipe over 10 year ago and even thought I have taken new photos and updated the written words in the blog post, the one thing is still true-this recipes is so delicious!

Take a look at the before and after photos. I think my food photography skills have definitely improved over the years. What do you think? Have I improved?

This gluten-free tomatillo salsa is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in a food processor.

 WHAT ARE TOMATILLOS?

  • Tomatillos are actually a fruit and not a vegetable.
  • Tomatillos look like green tomatoes but they are really the fruit from a nightshade plant. Closer to a gooseberry than a tomato.
  • They are also called husk tomatoes and are a bright green fruit native to Mexico.
  • They are versatile and can be eaten raw, cooked, puréed or roasted.

This gluten-free tomatillo salsa is quick and easy to prepare at home. It looks impressive and takes less than 20 minutes to make. You can roast the tomatillos before making the salsa, but I tend to make it easy for myself and use them in their raw form. Fresh jalapeños, shallots, cilantro and the juice of limes is all you need. Blend them all together in a food processor with the tomatillos and you’ve got a great salsa.

This gluten-free tomatillo salsa recipe is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in a food processor.

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Gluten-free shrimp cocktail sauce

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This gluten-free tomatillo salsa recipe is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in a food processor.

Gluten Free Tomatillo Salsa

This gluten-free tomatillo salsa is packed with flavour and is super simple to make in a food processor.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • spatula
  • cutting knives

Ingredients
  

  • 10 tomatillas
  • 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chili pepper, roughly chopped
  • 2-3 large shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2-1 tsp maldon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Remove papery husks from the Tomatillos.
  • Cut Tomatillos in to wedges.
  • Place Tomatillos, chopped jalapeno, chopped shallots and chopped red chili pepper into a food processor.
  • Pulse until finely chopped.
  • Add cilantro and the juice of the lime into mixture and pulse again.
  • Stop when finely chopped.
  • Add Maldon sea salt to salsa.
  • Store salsa in refrigerator.
Keyword appetizer, gluten-free, green salsa, salsa, salsa verde, tomatillo, tomatillo salsa
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Cranberry Salsa

gluten free cranberry salsa


The holidays are only a few weeks away now so it seems we are all doing a lot more entertaining.
I love to entertain whether it is friends over on a Friday night to catch up on our lives, drink a good bottle of red wine and of course, enjoy some food or it is a larger gathering with my dining room table covered in plates of food and many friends gathering around.
This recipe is a twist on regular tomato and pepper salsa and it is one that uses seasonal cranberries which add a nice tartness to the slow heat of the chopped jalapeños.
The cranberry salsa is even better if you make it a few days in advance and let all the flavours meld together in the fridge. I am about easy entertaining too so I like to keep a few basics in my pantry and refrigerator so I am always able to make a quick appetizer.
You can buy fresh cranberries and just put them in the freezer thus being able to make this appetizer any time of the year if you want.
I served this cranberry salsa over a block of cream cheese but for the dairy free folks you could use a goat cheese log instead.

Cranberry Salsa

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag of cranberries either fresh or frozen.
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 a bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeded
  • 1/2 small shallot, peeled
  • 1 block cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor add the cranberries and pulse a couple of times.
  • Add the cilantro, jalapeño and shallot and pulse again until the pieces are small.
  • Add the sugar and pulse again.
  • You can make this salsa ahead of time and store in refrigerator for a few days ahead of serving.
  • To serve place the cream cheese on a serving plate.
  • Top with a good amount of the cranberry salsa and serve with a variety of gluten free crackers.
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gluten free cranberry salsa

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