Air Fryer Roasted Salsa Verde


This tomatillo salsa comes together quickly with the help of your air fryer. The tangy, zesty flavor can be tweaked to your preferred heat level--use only serranos for extra heat, or only jalapenos for a milder flavor. You could also leave some or all of the seeds in the peppers for an even spicier flavor or double the peppers! If you have an air fryer with a smaller basket, halve the recipe or roast the veggies in 2 batches.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound tomatillos

  • 1 serrano pepper, halved and seeded

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, halved and seeded

  • ½ large white onion, cut into 2 wedges

  • 1 serving cooking spray

  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ½ cup chopped cilantro

  • ½ lime, juiced, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse; cut tomatillos in half. Place tomatillos and peppers skin side-down into the air fryer basket. Add onion. Lightly spray vegetables with cooking spray to help the roasting process.

  3. Air fry vegetables for 5 minutes. Open basket and add garlic cloves. Spray lightly with cooking spray and air fry for an additional 5 minutes.

  4. Allow vegetables to cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Add cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Pulse several times until vegetables are finely chopped to your desired consistency. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate to let flavors meld.

Cook's Note:

The salsa will thicken upon cooling. You may add a bit of water to thin it out, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

36 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15mg 73%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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