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citrus cilantor tomatillo salsa-01citrus cilantor tomatillo salsa-01 I LOVE fresh salsa, but the run-to-the-mill red salsa is getting boring. With just a few simple ingredients you can make an amazing fresh & citrusy green tomatillo salsa! My husband’s love of Mexican and Latin foods inspires me to experiment with ingredients and flavors that I normally wouldn’t have in my kitchen. Tomatillos aren’t a veggie I’m completely familiar with – they remind you of a green tomato only with encased in a papery husk. Even in our rural location I was able to find some fresh beautiful tomatillos – hopefully you can too! citrus cilantro tomatillo salsa_citrus cilantro tomatillo salsa_ Use this amazing Citrus Cilantro Tomatillo Salsa on eggs, tacos, fajitas or with my homemade tortilla chips (Corn or Grain Free). I even like it as a garnish on chicken, YUM! And if you don’t like cilantro feel free to sub in parsley in it’s place! citrus cilantro tomatillo salsa 3*citrus cilantro tomatillo salsa 3*

Citrus Cilantro Tomatillo Salsa

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  • 1/2 pound Tomatillos husks removed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic peeled
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 Lime juiced
  • 1 Orange zested & juiced
  • 1/2 Serrano Pepper more or less to taste
  • Sea Salt to taste


  • In your blender, combine all ingredients
  • Pulse/blend until well combined but not completely smooth. You want some texture.
  • Will yield about 1 & 1/2 cups of salsa and will keep in the fridge for a week
  • Enjoy!


It’s imperative to use an ORGANIC Orange since you are using the zest. If you use a conventionally grown orange the zest will be full of toxic pesticides.
1/2 a serrano pepper will make a HOT salsa. I recommend starting out with a small amount of pepper and adding more to taste if you do not want a HOT salsa.

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