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Salsa Verde

On top of your favorite Mexican food dishes, or with chips as an appetizer, Salsa Verde gives everything a delicious zing of flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Salsa Verde
Servings: 6
Author: Debbie


  • ¾ pound Tomatillos, available in most super markets
  • ¼+ cup water
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 Serrano chiles or 1 jalapeño chile, or more, depending on your heat tolerance
  • ¼ of a small onion, then cut that in fourths
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla Chips


  • Peel the husks off the tomatillos.
  • Discard the husks.
  • In the bowl of your food processor or blender place the cilantro, chiles, onion and salt and coarsely chop.
  • Add the tomatillos and coarsely chop. With the motor running, slowly add water to desired consistency.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Enjoy!


Gr8 Tips:
  • I like to peel the tomatillos under running water. They have a sticky coating and the water makes it easier to peel.
  • Cilantro: I use majority leaves, but the stems don’t bother me….It’s all getting chopped and pulsed! I taste test it with a tortilla chip while the salsa is still in the blender or food processor bowl. That way, if I need to adjust the seasoning, I can adjust before I transfer it into my serving bowl. If too spicy, add more tomatillos. If not spicy enough, add more chile!
Gr8 Serving Ideas: 
  • Use as a marinade. If using this way, discard the salsa after you remove the meat.
  • Add to guacamole.
  • Brush on chicken or fish before grilling.
  • Pour into slow cooker with chicken.
  • Serve with Kyle’s Grilled Fish Tacos.
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