Homemade Salsa verde is an authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatillos and jalapeno peppers. With big, bold flavors, it’s a fantastic way to add delicious heat to your favorite food!
Salsa verde is a staple condiment in our house and every weekend, you’ll find me whipping up a big batch which barely lasts us through the week. We just love how easily it spices up food and pumps up the flavor, we add it to everything and anything! It’s the perfect accompaniment to crisp tortilla chips as well as an amazing sauce for chilaquiles, enchiladas, tacos or burritos.
You’ve got to try my salsa verde chicken pasta!, it’s a one-pot wonder everyone is sure to gobble up!
With all the delicious ways we like to use this salsa at home, am I glad it’s so easy to make!
The tomatillos and jalapeno peppers are first simmered in water until softened and then pulsed a few times in a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients to desired consistency. If you want a deep, smoky flavor, you can roast the tomatillos, peppers, onion, and garlic in the oven instead. Just generously coat with olive oil and roast at 400 F for about 15 to 20 minutes or until blistered.
If you want to tame the spice a little, you can use the same amount of peppers and just scrape off the seeds before blending. This way, you get the full flavor of the jalapenos but without a lot of heat. Want to take this salsa verde up a notch? Add avocados! And don’t forget to check out my salsa roja recipe as well. Enjoy!
Homemade Salsa verde is an authentic Mexican salsa made with tomatillos and jalapeno peppers. With big, bold flavors, it's an amazing on tacos, burritos, enchiladas or any dish you to add delicious heat.
- 1 pound tomatillos, husked
- 3 jalapenos, stemmed
- 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, stemmed
- 2 limes, juiced
- 1 tablespoons salt
In a saucepan, combine tomatillos, jalapenos and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil for about 5 to 8 minutes or until softened. With a slotted spoon, remove from.
In a blender, combine tomatillos, chili peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Pulse a few times until blended to process to desired consistency.
Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to meld.