Homemade Authentic Salsa Verde Recipe

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Learn how to make an authentic Mexican homemade salsa verde in minutes. You just need 5 fresh ingredients! Step by step recipe and video.

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A few things are always in my kitchen, like limes, avocados, tomatoes, onions, and salsa!

Salsa in Mexico usually refers to a delicious mixture of vegetables, herbs, spices and chiles liquified in a blender. Salsas are truly versatile, we pour them on meat, eggs, quesadillas, tacos, tostadas, you name it.

By the way, that yummy mix of chunky tomatoes, onions, cilantro and pepper some folks in the US call salsa, we call pico de gallo in Mexico. You can also find my avocado salsa recipe here for a nice variation.

One of my favorite, easy to make salsas is called Salsa Verde (my family loves eating it with tortilla chips as well) and no, it doesn’t have lime juice!

If you make this homemade authentic Mexican Salsa Verde, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us on social media using the #mamalatinatips hashtag. I’d love to see it and have a chance to share it as well.

Related post: Chorizo Potato Bites with Salsa Verde

salsa verde

Here is my Salsa Verde recipe:

Salsa Verde

Ingredients

  • 10 medium tomatillos
  • 3-4 serrano chiles
  • 1/2 white onion
  • Cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Equipment and Utensils

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Peel and clean the tomatillos. Wash the chiles and cut the stems off.

Place the tomatillos and chiles in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then cook for about 10 minutes. You will know when they are done when they change from a bright green to an olive green. Let them rest to cool down.

Strain them but keep the liquid and set aside.

In a blender combine tomatillos, chiles, onion, a large handful of cilantro and salt to taste. Mix, taste for salt and consistency, if it is too thick, add a little bit of the liquid you set apart.

Check out the salsa verde recipe video:

That’s it! 

Related post: Penne Pasta with Salsa Verde

Buen Provecho,

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4.97 from 31 votes

Salsa Verde

Also known as tomatillo salsa. It’s fast and easy and made like in Mexico. Enjoy on top of your favorite Mexican dishes like quesadillas, tostadas, tacos. Or on top of eggs, meats and fish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 32 tablespoons
Calories: 5kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 medium tomatillos
  • 3-4 serrano chiles
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 30 Cilantro sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Peel and clean the tomatillos. Wash the chiles and cut the stems off. Place the tomatillos and chiles in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then cook for about 10 minutes. You will know when they are done when they change from a bright green to an olive green. Let them rest to cool down.
  • Strain them but keep the liquid and set apart. In a blender combine tomatillos, chiles, onion, a large handful of cilantro and salt to taste. Mix, taste for salt and consistency, if it is too thick, add a little bit of the liquid you set apart. That’s it!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Salsa Verde
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5
% Daily Value*
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 42mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 144IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salsas & Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Silvia

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I can practically taste this on my chips and breakfast burrito already!

alexandra cook
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alexandra cook

This looks really delicious. Will make this during the weekend and see how the kids enjoy this salsa verde

Hannah Marie
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Hannah Marie

This is the first time I’ve heard of this. I know a regular salsa, I really would love to taste this!

Cynthia Nicoletti
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Cynthia Nicoletti

Sounds and looks like a great recipe to try. I am saving it and going to make it !!

Heather @ US Japan Fam
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Heather @ US Japan Fam

I have to confess that I’ve never made salsa from scratch! I know, crazy!!! But this looks amazing, I think I’m going to try!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Tara Pittman
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Tara Pittman

I love salsa with my beans. This is a recipe that I need to make.

Mari Estilo
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Mari Estilo

Muchas gracias por compartir la receta de la salsa verde. Es una de mis salsas favoritas, recuerdo que la preparaba una amiga Mexicana y desde entonces la amé con locura, pero nunca había encontrado cómo hacerla. Definitivamente me voy a comprar tomillo, para preparar la auténtica salsa verde.

mavi trapos
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mavi trapos

wow! es más completa de lo que pensaba… intentaré hacerla pronto

Blanca D
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Blanca D

I just love salsa verde! you can make it and use it for tacos, chilaquiles and more!

Enriqueta E Lemoine
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Enriqueta E Lemoine

Best salsa verde ever Silvia! Thaks for rhe recipe and video!

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