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2-ingredient minted tomatillo salsa

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Inspired by Sue Torres

The idea for this recipe comes from The New Greenmarket Cookbook by Gabrielle Langholz, a collection of recipes from New York City's best chefs who buy their produce from the Greenmarkets of NYC. Sue Torres, the chef and owner of Sueño, included her recipe for minted tomatillo salsa in the cookbook. Sadly, Sueño is now closed, but Sue has reopened another Latin restaurant, Tierra, in Westport Connecticut, where she continues her tradition of using locally sourced produce.

2-ingredient mint and tomatillo salsa is genius

Using mint instead of the traditional cilantro in tomatillo sauce is pure genius. Tomatillos have a lemony tang, and adding mint creates a zesty, fresh salsa that works particularly well with chicken. I simplify Sue Torres' recipe by broiling the tomatillos to blacken them and then pureeing the roasted tomatillos and mint to make the salsa. I use this salsa on Easy chicken tacos for a fast and delicious weeknight meal. You can add onions, garlic or chilis to get a more complex flavor, but I like the simple combination of just tomatillos and mint.

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Homemade salsa

This homemade salsa is as easy as it is delicious. Consider doubling the recipe because you will discover this salsa is delicious on chicken, fish, eggs, potatoes, or just plain tortilla chips.


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2-ingredient minted tomatillo salsa

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This salsa is quick, easy and so delicious. Mint brightens tomatillo salsa resulting an addictive salsa that you will put on everything.

  • Author: Something New For Dinner
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and washed
  • 1 large handful of mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the broiler to high. Put the husked tomatillos in a broiling pan. Broil until the skins begin to blacken. Once one side has colored, turn and darken the other side. Remove from the broiler and let cool.
  2. Remove any hard parts from the core of the tomatillo. Put the tomatillos and mint in a food processor and blitz until pureed.







  1. Laura says:

    Hi Kim, I wasn’t sure about the mint but decided to give it a go, so glad I did! A very vibrant salsa and can’t wait to put on the chicken tacos tonight! Thanks for such an easy and great recipe!

    1. Kim Pawell says:

      Isn’t it a funny combo? It just sounds wrong when you first think about it, but it works so well. You can get fancy and add cooked onions and garlic, but I like the simple combo of the two ingredients. Glad you enjoyed it.

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