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Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo Salsa Verde uses six simple ingredients to create a sweet salsa verde. Fresh tomatillos are blended with jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, onion and lime juice. This makes a great topping for your favorite Mexican dishes or as a snack with chips.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde with chips

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TOMATILLO SALSA VERDE

Last year I started growing tomatillos in my garden.

They ended up being a lot easier to grow than I originally thought they would be.

By the end of the summer had a weekly supply of them and knew I had to start using them to make this Tomatillo Salsa Verde or this Avocado Tomatillo Salsa.

I love the sweetness of tomatillos that they add to this easy salsa.

Green salsas have become some of my favorite salsas.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good red salsa, but there is something about a sweet tomatillo salsa verde recipe that is so good.

There is something so good about green salsa.

I use it in these Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos,Pinto Bean Soup, Green Chili Chicken Soup and thisInstant Pot Pork Chili Verde. 

I love putting green salsa on these beef nachos, Easy Cod Fish Tacos, Grilled Flank Steak, Greek Marinated Chicken and grilled veggies.

It is the perfect sauce for a lot of your favorite Mexican dishes like a green enchilada sauce for enchiladas.

A few I love putting it on breakfast tacos this Mexican Style Zucchini, Chicken Tinga, Chilaquiles Rojos, Easy Vegetarian Enchiladas, these Easy Zucchini Tacos, a burrito bowl or pork tacos.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde in a white bowl

This fresh salsa comes together in under 10 minutes and just involves chopping the tomatillos in half and blending everything together.  

Salsa verde has always been my weakness and I love that I can easily make it at home now.

One of my favorite things about making things from scratch at home is I can control the ingredients I put in along with how much salt is added.

I find some store-bought salsas to be too salty for my liking.

Some of you might be wondering what tomatillos are.

Tomatillos, otherwise known as “tomato verde” are common in Mexican cooking and relatives of tomatoes. They are part of the nightshade family.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde with cilantro

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS TOMATILLO SALSA RECIPE

TOMATILLOS: Raw tomatillos are the star of this salsa. They look like small green tomatoes. I love finding fresh tomatillos at the farmers market or growing them in my summer garden. 

For a smoky flavor try using roasted tomatillos. See below for instructions on how to roast tomatillos.

JALAPEÑOS: Jalapeños make this a spicier salsa. You could also use serrano chiles or green chili peppers or leave the jalapeño pepper out all together.

GARLIC: Garlic also adds flavor but isn’t necessary if you don’t have it on hand.

CILANTRO: I love cilantro and fresh cilantro is a must in this recipe. Add what you like to get to the flavor you prefer! 

SWEET ONION: The onion adds flavor to the salsa. You could use red onion or shallot instead or leave it out.

LIME JUICE: This is adds sweetness and acidity to the salsa verde. You can add more or less to your liking.

Tomatillo Salsa Verde with beef in background

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS HOMEMADE SALSA VERDE RECIPE

This is such an easy recipe that you can whip up in under 10 minutes.

BLEND INGREDIENTS: Place tomatillos in a food processor and blend for 10 seconds to begin to break them up.

Add remaining ingredients and blend until liquified.

ADJUST SEASONING: Taste the salsa and if it is too spicy add more lime juice to taste as well as additional salt to taste.

SERVE WITH CHIPS: Serve with fresh tortilla chips or on Mexican Dishes or put in an airtight container or mason jars and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

OTHER SALSA & SAUCE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

CUCUMBER SALSA

HOMEMADE SALSA

EASY WATERMELON SALSA

MANGO BLACK BEAN SALSA

PICO DE GALLO

GUACAMOLE

Tomatillo Salsa Verde with cilantro

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Tomatillo Salsa Verde uses six simple ingredients to create a sweet salsa verde. Fresh tomatillos are blended with jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, onion and lime juice. This makes a great topping for your favorite Mexican dishes or as a snack with chips.

Ingredients

  • 8 medium tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered {about 1 pound}
  • 2 jalapeños, rinsed, sliced and seeded {optional for heat}
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons lime juice {more to taste}
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Put the tomatillos in a food processor and blend for 10 seconds to begin to break them up.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until liquified.
  3. Taste the salsa and if it is too spicy add more lime juice to taste as well as additional salt to taste.
  4. Serve with fresh tortilla chips or on Mexican Dishes or put in a sealed container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

When picking tomatillos go for the lighter green to yellow ones as they are sweeter than dark ones.

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