Salsa Verde


Turns out making salsa verde from scratch is surprisingly quick, easy and 1000 times better than the canned or bottled versions!

Salsa verde is a green salsa. Where does it get that green from? Tomatillos! They might look like unripe green tomatoes, but they actually have their own great flavor!

I know tomatillos can be a little intimidating. They aren’t something you see in recipes everyday. But they are available at most grocery stores in the pepper section – just look for the green guys in a husk. I promise you, they are super easy to work with!

What is so great about this tomatillo sauce? It’s:

  • naturally gluten-free and vegan
  • made with a handful of healthy ingredients
  • adaptable to be as spicy as you like
  • easy to make in advance and can be frozen for later
tomatilla salsa verde ingredients

The ingredients are simple, but come together into a wonderful flavored tomatillo Mexican sauce that’s a great addition to your chip and dip platter, topped on tacos, burritos or enchiladas.

tomatilla salsa verde pour
tomatilla salsa verde food processor

Salsa Verde

Homemade salsa is easier than you think, and is perfect to add to your favorite salad or bowl!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Sauce, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 cups


  • Food Processor


  • 12 Tomatillos husks removed and halved
  • 1/2 White Onion quartered
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Olive Oil to taste
  • 1 Jalapeno roughly chopped
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the tomatillos (cut-side down), onion and garlic to the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Add everything from the baking sheet to a food processor (being sure to remove the garlic skins) with the rest of the salsa ingredients. Pulse until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Allow to cool before placing in the fridge. This will last for 3-5 days in the fridge.
Keyword Dip, healthy, Salsa, Snacks, Vegan
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