SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH- (Good Things Utah) It is always a treat when Randy Crane comes to the GTU kitchen! Crane shares his easy homemade roasted tomatillo salsa which is a fan favorite.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatillos, drained
  • 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (divided)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 jalapeño chile, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar


1-Preheat your oven to broil on high and set the oven rack to six inches below the broiler unit

2-Drain the tomatillos and place them on a rimmed baking sheet

3-Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the tomatillos and place in the oven for 6 -8 mins or until they are slightly browned

4-Remove from the oven and allow them to completely cool

5-Place them in a bowl of a food processor

6-Add onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, and remaining 2 teaspoons oil to processor. Pulse until slightly chunky, 16 to 18 pulses. Season with salt to taste and pair with your favorite tortilla chip.

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