Tomatillo Sauce

With fresh tomatillos, Ancho chile, garlic, and onion, this traditional Mexican sauce can be used to add spicy flavor to a wide variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables.


  • 1 pound (454 g) tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup (72 g) chopped yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil
  • 1 cup (240 ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 dried Ancho chile, seeded
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Sauté tomatillos, onion, and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes. Pour in water, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Place tomatillo mixture, oregano, Ancho chile, and pepper into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  5. Blend for 3-4 minutes.

Use on a wide variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.