Salsa Verde

An easy and authentic salsa verde recipe that you’ll make you want to make in large batches to have with tacos, nachos, burritos, and more! The roasted tomatillos and peppers add the perfect flavor to this tangy, slightly spicy salsa.

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Authentic Salsa Verde Recipe

Salsa verde is my favorite kind of salsa! This salsa a blend of tomatillos, serano or jalapeno peppers, cilantro, onion and garlic. It’s savory, tangy and the perfect amount of spicy. This salsa verde recipe is perfect for nachos, burrito bowls, tacos, taco salad, quesadillas, chilaquiles and so much more!
 
I am honestly kind of upset at myself for taking so long to upload this recipe. Try it and get ready for your life to change! The beauty of making homemade salsa is that you can adjust the spice and flavors to your liking. One thing I can guarantee is that you will never want to buy store-bought salsa ever again!
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What are Tomatillos?

When I was little I thought this salsa used green tomatoes, but they are actually called tomatillos and are completely different. Tomatillos are members of the nightshade family and very different than regular tomatoes.
You can find these at most large grocery stores such as Lucky, Safeway and Sprouts. When you peel the outer layer off you will notice that it’s super sticky — don’t worry, it’s normal!
 
Click here to learn more about tomatillos!
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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

I highly recommend you roast them for this recipe. It brings out the best flavors and takes away the sour taste of the raw tomatillos. You can also control how roasted they are to cater to your tastebuds. Pro tip: do not taste these raw!
 
I typically roast my tomatillos on a comal (Spanish for griddle) but you can also use the broiler setting in your oven. If you are broiling I recommend 6-7 minutes on each side rather than 5. You will know that they are done once they start to blacken and blister.
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This Salsa Verde Recipe pairs well with these recipes:

Chilaquiles Verdes

Vegan Carnitas Tacos

Black Bean Flautas

Vegan Pollo Asado

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salsa verde receta

Salsa Verde


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes

Description

An easy and authentic salsa verde recipe that you’ll make you want to make in large batches to have with tacos, nachos, burritos, and more! The roasted tomatillos and peppers add the perfect flavor to this tangy, slightly spicy salsa.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 810 tomatillos
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 12 medium serrano peppers
  • 1/4 white or yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves or stems
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Peel and rinse your tomatillos. Turn a griddle on medium-high heat.
  2. Once the griddle is hot, add tomatillos, pepper/s, garlic, and onion. Roast for 5 minutes on each side or until they are blackened and blistered. Watch the garlic because this one can burn easily so you want to roast it for 2-3 minutes instead of 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Once roasted, cool off for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend! Taste and adjust salt/pepper and needed. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 16 oz

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