Tomatillo Salsa and Beanitos GIVEAWAY {OPEN TO US & CANADA}!!

by simplylife on October 26, 2012

Can I tell you a secret?  I have never made my own salsa until this year.  To be precise, I have never made my own salsa until my CSA share was overflowing with hot peppers every week throughout the months of September and October (and now you know how behind I am in posts- our CSA ended last week 🙁 )

For the last several weeks, I have been picking-up at least 5 hot peppers each time I went to the CSA. I’ve been adding them to everyday dishes like stir-fry, enchiladas and cheese fries, but still could not go through the amount I was bringing home weekly (partially because I’m a whimp when it comes to spicy foods).

So when a recent CSA share came with hot peppers and tomatillos, it was definitely time to make my own salsa!  While I typically prefer chunky salsa, making it this way was incredibly simple and I loved the flavor the tomatillos added!


Tomatillo Salsa

by Simply Life
Adapted from Simply Recipes  

Keywords: appetizer side snack vegetarian vegan tomato Mexican Southwest fall


  • About 10 tomatillos
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • Salt, to taste


1. Remove papery husks from tomatillos and rinse well. Cut tomatillos in half and place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with foil.

2. Place in broiler for about 5-7 minutes, until lightly blackened. Place cooked tomatillos with remaining ingredients in blender or food processor and pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped. Cool for at least 30 minutes then serve and enjoy!

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I paired this salsa with the Black Bean Chips I received to review from Beanitos.  The mild Black Bean flavor perfectly complemented the HOT (in my opinion) salsa!  Plus, these chips are nice and sturdy, which make them the perfect dipping chip!

The other flavors I was sent to review were: Chipotle BBQ, Cheddar Cheese, and Pinto Bean & Flax.  So far, I’ve really been enjoying all the flavors.  The Cheddar Cheese is made with real cheddar cheese and is surprisingly spicy.  The Pinto Bean & Flax is my favorite so far- it has a lot of flavor but without the heat (like I said, I’m a whimp when it comes to spicy foods)!


Beanitos are always free of corn, wheat, soy, potato, trans fat, and cholesterol; they are also non-GMO, gluten free, certified low glycemic & kosher!  I am definitely impressed chips that are made from beans and feel much healthier snacking on these rather than other alternatives!

 And now the great news is, you get to try Beanitos too!  One lucky reader will win ONE CASE of Beanitos!  Giveaway will be open through October 29; winner must live in the U.S. or Canada.

To enter, do any/all of the following and let me know in the comments:
1.  Pin Beanitos on Pinterest
2.  Tell me how you would enjoy Beanitos!
3.  Tweet this giveaway! (Ex: Win @Beanitos on @SimplyLifeBlog! #giveaway )

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  • Colleen

    These Beanitos do look yummy! I’ve never seen them before. And your salsa looks fantastic too. I tweeted about the giveaway 🙂 And I would love to enjoy Beanitos with some of your salsa and a nice glass of beer. 😉

    • Simply Life

      Sounds like a perfect combo!

  • Renata

    Beanitos sound fantastic and delicious! I would love to try the Cheddar Cheese with some salsa and avocado guacamole dip too! Yum!

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  • Liz @ TIp Top Shape

    I’ve never heard of Beanitos before! I’d probably use them in a taco salad. And then add this salsa 😀

    • Simply Life

      Oooh, great idea!

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness

    Chips and salsa are one of my favorite things. Fabulous for football sundays…

  • Bridget

    Yum! I’d enjoy them with salsa or sprinkled on top of tortilla soup.

  • Bianca Garcia

    Just tweeted it! I love trying new chips, I hope I win!!

  • Heather

    I would love them in a taco salad or with my homemade salsa. Sounds like a delicious treat!

  • Ray

    I would try some Black Bean Beanitos crunched up in a Tex-Mex salad to give it a tasty crunch! Thanks!

  • Holly Marie

    Alrighty now… I have never made salsa and now my mouth is watering! Going to try out your recipe this weekend- and we would love to try the chips- they look scrumptious! Plus- your photos are done really well- from someone with a lousy point-and-click- I am jealous of your skills : )

    • Simply Life

      Thanks! It was one of my first pics with my new DSLR camera! Hope you enjoy the salsa!

  • Melanie Flinn

    Oh how I love tomatillo salsa! Just tweeted!

  • Cellabella

    I’d like to enjoy them with avocado, or as the basis for nachos – with my husband, of course, who LOVES chips 😉

  • camille

    Oh man, I would LOVE to win these! I would probably do my fair share of just devouring them plain, but we’ve got a jar of salsa my aunt-in-law made just waiting to be eaten, so that would be a perfect way to enjoy them.

  • Georgiana

    The Cheddar Cheese Beanitos would be delicious dipped in a hot tomato soup with fresh shredded cheese too! We love snacking on chips here too! 🙂

    • Simply Life

      Ooooh that sounds SO good!

  • Jordan Dunne

    I’d love Beanitos with salsa-guac!

  • managedmacros

    I love salsa verde and I love your simple clean recipe for it, very nice! I have had these fun chips before! I pinned them, will be fun to follow, lots of great boards! I also shared on twitter!!

  • Kim of Mo’Betta

    I love homemade salsa, and this sounds delish!

  • Theresa

    I went pin-crazy on pinterest for Benitos. There are wonderful recipes on their Pinterest page!

  • Theresa

    Benito Nachos with pinto-bean & flax.

    • Simply Life

      Ooooh- sounds GOOD!

  • Lindsay

    I’m definitely a tortilla chips and salsa girl. Beanito’s and salsa would be a great alternative to try. Or even Beanito’s with a 7 layer dip sounds delish.

  • Kristen RD

    This salsa sounds fabulous!
    And so do those beanitos. For me, I am happy with chips and salsa any day! I can see myself enjoying them straight out of the bag!

  • Jolene (

    I would enjoy beanitos on top of one of my favourite dishes – haystacks 🙂

  • Ttrockwood

    I would dip them in guacamole or have on the side of soup

  • Mom

    I know this is a post about food, but I love the picture of the tomatillos (thanks for teaching me what they are…ha ha) and how the chips are standing up in the bowl … cool . Oh, back to the food, great job on making your own salsa and making your spice buds come alive. I too am a whimp and stay clear of grandpa’s pan of homemade potatoes or any other food when grandma and grandpa say “it’s just a little spicy, not too bad”…that has proven to be a definite matter of opinion !!!!!

  • itzyskitchen

    I would eat them straight up 🙂 I am a chip fanatic! I’d prefer salty to sweet most days! And I haven’t made my own salsa too. I need to get on this

  • Urvashi Agarwal

    Mmmm this salsa sounds perfect 😀


  • wearenotmartha

    So sad I didn’t get any hot peppers in my CSA! This is a beautiful salsa!! And I have a feeling the Beanitos were perfect dipped in it!


  • meri

    I would enjoy them with salsa, of course! I have been so curious about those chips. I do so love some spicy salsa 🙂

  • Krista Grandstaff

    I would eat them with salsa… but my kiddo loves them with refried beans and a sprinkle of cheese… 🙂

    I tweeted : @KMGrandstaff

    pinned on pinterest! kmgrandstaff

  • Boise Runner

    i think i may enjoy this as is out of the bag. maybe with salsa or hummus.

  • Boise Runner
  • Glogirl3

    I would enjoy Beanitos with salsa or just plain on their own.

    Twitter @glogirl3

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