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.
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!
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!
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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.