Salsa Verde

Salsa verde is my favorite kind of salsa! It’s savory, tangy and the perfect amount of spicy. Add this to salsa to your burrito bowl, 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!
When I was little I thought this salsa used green tomatoes, but they are actually tomatillos and also members of the nightshade family but 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!
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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Salsa Verde

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


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


  1. Peel and rinse your tomatillos. Turn a griddle on medium-high heat.
  2. Once 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!


  • Serving Size: 16 oz

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