Grilled Salsa Verde Recipe

With grilled tomatillos, pasilla peppers, jalapenos, and pineapple adding sweetness, this salsa verde is not your typical salsa verde. It is so flavorful that it will be difficult to put down the tortilla chips.

Roasted Tomatillo and Chipotle Salsa

Grilled Salsa Verde 🔗

This grilled salsa verde is not your average salsa verde. Grilled tomatillos, pasilla peppers and jalapeño with added sweetness from pineapple. This  is a salsa so full of flavor you’ll find it hard to put down the tortilla chips.

Prep: 30min

Total: 36min

Nutrition Facts: calories 30 calories, Carbohydrate 6 grams carbohydrates, Fiber 2 grams fiber, Protein 1 grams protein, Sodium 148 grams sodium, Sugar 3 grams sugar


  • 2 pasilla peppers
  • 6 medium tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed cut into quarters
  • 1 medium jalapeño
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat outdoor grill.
  2. Grill the pasilla peppers and jalapeño until the skin is blackened.
  3. Put the roasted peppers in a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap for 30 minutes.
  4. Grill the tomatillos for 3 minutes per side , set them aside.
  5. When the peppers are cooled, using a paper towel rub them to remove the skin and roughly chop.
  6. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until puréed.


Do you peel tomatillos before grilling?

While both traditional (red) salsa and Mexican green salsa are cold, uncooked fruit-based sauces, there are a few key distinctions between the two: color (traditional tomato salsa is red; salsa verde is green); fruit (green verde salsa uses ripe tomatillos rather than traditional red tomatoes); and texture (red salsa is thicker; green verde salsa is thinner).

Is it better to roast or boil tomatillos for salsa?

The husks are inedible, so removal is necessary; you should leave the actual green skin of the fruit intact. When you’re ready to use the tomatillos, just peel the husk away using your fingers.

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