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Roasted Jalapeno Tomatillo Dressing

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 16 oz Jar 1x
  • Category: Sauces and Dressings, Salads and Greens
  • Diet: Vegan


This Roasted Jalapeno Tomatillo Dressing is not only vegan-friendly, but it has a bold pop of flavor that can be great on any salad, or even as a marinade.



4 medium-sized tomatillos

4 medium-sized roma tomatoes

half a large white onion, roughly chopped

4 large cloves of garlic

1 jalapeno, seeds removed

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. vegan butter (optional but highly recommended)

1 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp pepper

juice of half a lemon


Preheat your oven to 400F and add your tomatillos, tomatoes, onion, garlic and jalapenos to a cast-iron skillet or baking dish. Lather with 1 tbsp. of olive oil and massage each ingredient with your hands to fully coat.

NOTE: was your hands before touching your face.

Roast the ingredients for 30 minutes.  Checking halfway through and flipping.

After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and let cool slightly.

Transfer the ingredients to a high-speed blender and add the remaining ingredients to the blender.  Blend till completely smooth.

Transfer to a 16 oz. mason jar and cool completely before adding to salads or using as marinade!


If you don’t have any tomatoes, just use more tomatillos.

Keywords: creamy, recipe, healthy, vegan, roast, easy, jalapeno