This recipe for salsa verde (tomatillo salsa recipe) makes a great side dish for Cinco de Mayo, easy summer recipes, or even a sauce for enchiladas, or green sauce for tacos and meats! If you’re looking for salsa verde Mexican restaurant style, this is it!
Easy Recipe For Salsa Verde
How do you make salsa verde from scratch?
How do you make green salsa like Mexican food?
- Serrano chili peppers or jalapeno peppers (plus seeds and membranes for a spicy salsa verde recipe or leave them out for a mild salsa)
- Lime juice
Get the full tomatillo salsa verde recipe below. Use it for a salsa verde recipe for tacos, tortilla chips, Mexican sauces, and more! (Salsa verde with pork is amazing!)
What do you eat salsa verde with?
- Tortilla chips as a dip
- Recipe for salsa verde chicken enchiladas / salsa verde for enchiladas beef
- Scrambled eggs
- Recipes with salsa verde and ground beef
- Recipe with salsa verde and chicken (pulled chicken with salsa verde is great for soft tacos!)
- Salsa verde with pork
- Salsa verde recipe for tacos
- Fish tacos
- Condiment for any dish
- Recipe for salsa verde for canning!
What is the difference between green salsa and salsa verde?
Salsa verde translates to “green sauce” and is the green salsa that you see in Mexican food restaurants and recipes. (Not like the traditional red salsa.) The green comes from the tomatillos and peppers used to make the salsa. Some people call salsa verde simply the green salsa.
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How do you thicken salsa verde?
The easiest way to make thick salsa verde is to reduce the liquid content while cooking. (For example, leave out or reduce the water or lime juice). If you want to make thick salsa verde once it’s been cooked, try whisking a little cornstarch to the mixture as its cooking.
OK! Let’s get to our recipe for green salsa verde!
Best Recipe For Salsa Verde Ever!
This easy recipe for homemade salsa verde can be made to your taste. If you like a thick salsa, decrease the water. If you like a spicy salsa, include the seeds and membranes of the peppers.
This is also salsa verde with tomatillos, which you can find in the produce section of many specialty grocery stores with diverse offerings.
Plus, it’s always fun to introduce kids to new foods and this is an easy recipe to cook with kids, so get them involved in this recipe for verde salsa!
- 1 pound tomatillos, husked and washed
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped fine
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 serrano chili peppers, seeds removed and minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 cup water, if needed
- Place all ingredients into a large sauce pan. Pour in water. Bring to a boil over high.
- Reduce heat to medium low and cook until tomatillos are soft, around 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat and carefully ladle into a blender or food processor. Blend in batches until smooth.
- Serve with chips, over enchiladas, or as a sauce for chicken.
If you like a hotter salsa, leave the seeds and the membranes in the peppers.
Don't be afraid to play around with the liquid ingredients (water and lime juice) to get the consistency you like personally. If you like a thicker salsa, use less water or blend the ingredients first (before cooking) and eliminate the water.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 400mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
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