Salsa Verde Recipe

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Learn how to make an authentic Mexican salsa verde in minutes!

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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. Here is my Salsa Verde recipe:

Related post: Chorizo Potato Bites with Salsa Verde

salsa verde

Salsa Verde

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

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.

That’s it! 

Related post: Penne Pasta with Salsa Verde

Buen Provecho,

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salsa verde - mamalatinatips.com
5 from 21 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

Ingredients

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

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!
Course: Salsas & Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Silvia

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Paloma Cruz (@palomacruz)
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Paloma Cruz (@palomacruz)

What a great recipe. Once a month I do a recipe roundup and I will be including this in my next one. I may actually even try the recipe myself, which is a rarity. 🙂

Nancy
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Nancy

This should be a fun recipe to make.

Paula Gamez
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Paula Gamez

I used to make this all the time, a little different though, but since kids grown-gone, empty house, you know, hard to cook for one. But I think I will make this. Thank you for giving me a good memory Amiga!❤️

BP
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BP

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Elna Hampton
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Elna Hampton

I make a salsa similar to this but I roast the Chile’s and tomatillas to get a roasted flavor.

liz n.
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liz n.

How long will the salsa keep stored in the refrigerator?

Ale
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Ale

Love any type of salsa, but Mexican salsas are my FAVORITES!

Denise Browning
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Denise Browning

Thanks for the homemade version of one of my favorite salsas!

Candace
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Candace

OMG Yasss!! Sounds so yummy. I would have this salsa with chips. That’s my favorite combo. It’s seems pretty easy to make. Thank you for sharing! Now I have the perfect appetizer for my next party.

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Candace

Latte Lindsay
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Latte Lindsay

I didn’t know that salsa was a general name for blended food! You learn something new everyday 🙂

An Insatiable Foodie
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An Insatiable Foodie

Oh My God. Looks so delice. I’m going to try it out soon. I love Mexican food.

Joan Cajic
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Joan Cajic

I love salsa verde, and fresh is always best. This looks soo good and tasty.

Scott Gombar
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Scott Gombar

This might hit the spot. Time to make a run to the store!

Jessica Taylor
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Jessica Taylor

I love making fresh salsa, but have never tried salsa verde before! Definitely going to try

Flyingkids
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Flyingkids

Looks like a really delicious, healthy sauce. Fresh salsa is simply a winner.

Kathryn at QuestFor47
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Kathryn at QuestFor47

I’m so picky with my salsas, but this one looks delicious! I’ve always found that I gravitate toward the more mild ones, especially since I have to be careful with my acid reflux. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Shannan P
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Shannan P

There is something about fresh made salsas that just make them taste so much better! Will have to give this recipe a try!

London Mumma
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London Mumma

CAn you believe I have never tried salsa verde before,me, do know now why as it has all my fave ingredients

Stephanie Parrell
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Stephanie Parrell

Who doesn’t love a good salsa? This one seems like a perfect snack for any gathering. Especially thanksgiving!

Tizzy Says
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Tizzy Says

Ya know what? I have never had salsa verde. I might need to try this recipe out. It looks easy enough, plus…It would make my hubby happy to finally use my food processor he got me two years ago. LOL

Charlene Allcott
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Charlene Allcott

I’ve only had salsa on the occasional burrito. I might try and incorporate it in other meals – eggs sounds lush.

Betzy Cuellar
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Betzy Cuellar

The salsa appears to be delicious! I should be trying out soon.

Faneshia
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Faneshia

Will have to try this weekend. Looks soo delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Anosa
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Anosa

What a fun recipe you’ve created here, love it

Indrani
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Indrani

This is such a helpful detailed recipe. I can’t go wrong with this.
A must do project for this weekend.

umesh Kumar Bhardwaj
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umesh Kumar Bhardwaj

Oh wow. Looks so delicious, healthy sauce, I will try to make. thanks for your recipe sharing with us

Devyani Ray
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Devyani Ray

Oh yumm yumm- I love how the recipe is so detailed.

Christopher Mitchell
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Christopher Mitchell

I absolutely love salsa verde, so it seems like I’ve come to the right place!

Mommy Sigrid
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Mommy Sigrid

Would love to try making it this weekend! Perfect for my chips!

Mickey
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Mickey

How many cups of salsa does this make ?

Kate
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Kate

So simple and good. I love this salsa. I cook everything all together and then blend. I’ll have to try your recipe and compare. 🙂

Enriqueta E Lemoine
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Enriqueta E Lemoine

I love salsa too and salsa verde is one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing Silvia!

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