Hatch Chile Salsa Verde


My Hatch Chile obsession continues…at $.69/lb. I could use some in every meal. Too bad these puppies will be gone in a few weeks. Just like the wonderfully sweet, yellow alfano mangos.

Oh well, such is life. Better enjoy them now!

Not only am I obsessed with mangos and hatch chilies but also with pico de gallo, salsa and salsa verde. This recipe is simple, fresh and can be as hot or as mild as you choose. Since this was going to symphony in the park, I tried to keep it pretty mild. Apparently, it was a bit hotter than some expected…must have mixed a hot hatch in with mild. Whoops!


12 tomatillos

3 – 6 hatch chilies

1 jalapeno pepper

¼ of medium onion

1 clove garlic

Dash of salt

Handful of cilantro

½ lime, juiced



  1. Set oven to broil. Prepare tomatillos by removing husks and rinsing the stickiness from the skin.
  2.  Arrange tomatillos and peppers on a roasting pan or cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until the skins start to bubble.
  4. Add onion, garlic, salt and 9 of the tomatillos to a food processor. Pulse for 5 seconds.
  5. Add cilantro, remaining tomatillos and peppers to the food processor. (Be sure to cut the tops off the peppers and remove seeds to make milder.)
  6. Add lime juice and enjoy warm!

For more hatch fun, replace the serranos/jalapenos in salsa roja with fresh hatch chilies.
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Comments: 3

  1. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen January 28, 2013 at 11:53 am Reply

    I love this!!! I am a huge fan of salsa verde :) thanks so much for sharing it on Manic Monday. Pinned and Tweeted!!

  2. Carole January 28, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply

    Hi, I found your blog through Manic Monday at Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen. I linked in a poached egg dish.

    I am your newest follower (Google Reader). A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be fantastic. Hope you are having a good week.

  3. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen February 4, 2013 at 9:58 am Reply

    HI Melissa! I just stopped by to let you know that your salsa is featured in this weeks Manic Monday :) I can’t wait to see what posts you link up this week. The sub category is “Red” but you can link up anything you like!!


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