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Tomatillo salsa verde recipe-green salsa

Tomatillo salsa verde recipe-green salsa

Tomatillo salsa verde is perfect for eating with crunchy tortilla chips or topping on  your favorite Mexican foods. This flavorful green salsa is easy to make and you can find all of the ingredients at your local grocery store. Try making it today!
Course Appetizer, Low Carb, Salsa
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 18kcal


  • 10 tomatillos
  • 2 Serrano Chiles
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 onion
  • cilantro a large handful
  • 2 limes
  • salt to taste


  • Remove the husks from around the 10 tomatillos. Rinse to remove the sticky film around the tomatillos. Roughly chop.
  • Roughly chop 1 onion and 2 Serrano chili peppers.
  • Add the tomatillos, Serrano chiles, onion, and 5 chopped garlic cloves to a large stock pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer.  Cook for 10 minutes or until tomatillos and Serrano chiles change into a dull olive green color.
  • Remove all liquid.
  • Add all cooked ingredients to a food processor or blender.
  • Juice 2 limes.
  • Add lime juice and large handful of cilantro to the tomatillo mixture.
  • Blend until smooth. 
  • Salt to taste.



*If you like it extra spicy, add in another Serrano chili. If you want it mild, use jalapeños instead of the Serrano chiles. If you are really scared of the heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeños.
**You can serve immediately. I prefer to refrigerate an hour or more before serving to allow the flavors to fully build. 
***The broth makes an excellent base for soups or cooking your rice in. Add broth to a freezer container and freeze to use later in a soup or rice dish!


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg