Blistered Tomatillo Aioli

A staple in Mexican cuisine, tomatillos impart a tart flavour and can be used in a variety of ways. Serve this zesty aioli with crudités for a wholesome snack
Blistered Tomatillo Aioli
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Blistered Tomatillo Aioli
July 15, 2020
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Serves Makes 1 x 475ml jar
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


3 medium tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed and chopped
3 spring onions, chopped
1 tbsp spinneysFOOD Pure Sunflower Oil
spinneysFOOD Sea Salt
spinneysFOOD Black Peppercorns, freshly ground
250ml mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7.

  • 2

    Toss the tomatillos, spring onions and oil on a rimmed baking tray and season with the salt and pepper.

  • 3

    Roast, tossing once, until the skins are blistered in spots and beginning to separate from the flesh, approx. 15-20 minutes. Let them cool.

  • 4

    Purée in a food processor until smooth, then transfer to a medium-sized bowl.

  • 5

    Stir in the mayonnaise and lemon juice and season. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


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