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Habanero Salsa Verde

Habanero Salsa Verde

A super-spicy take on tomatillo salsa
Course Appetizer
Keyword Habanero Pepper
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 27kcal


  • 6 large tomatillos roughly a pound
  • 1 habanero pepper wear gloves, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/2 cup white onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt


  • Peel the husks off of the tomatillos and cut each in half.
  • In a skillet coated with vegetable oil over high heat, sear the tomatillo halves until each side has lightly browned.
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until you reach your desired salsa consistency.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • For optimal taste, allow the salsa to chill in a refrigerator for 30 minutes to an hour prior to serving.



For less heat, you can swap out the habanero for 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg