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Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe

Salsa verde or green sauce or sauce verde is a specialty in many countries like France, Italy, and Mexico, where they all have their version.

Salsa verde in a black bowl

Italians make it with capers, anchovies, mustard, and olive oil and the French version is a tarragon-flavored mayonnaise.

Mexicans make it with tomatillos, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeños for a tangy and spicy green sauce you can use for various purposes.

It’s perfect as a dip for vegetables, a sauce to serve mussels, or a sauce to serve with meat like roast beef. Let your imagination run wild as to where to use it.

The tomatillos are usually roasted, but you can alternatively simmer them for about 5 minutes for similar results.

Salsa Verde Recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Cut the tomatillos lengthwise and roast them either on the grill or for about 6 minutes under the broiler until the skin is a little dark.
  2. Put the roasted tomatillos, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño in a blender or food processor.
  3. Blend or process until you obtain a smooth puree.
  4. Place in the refrigerator to cool and enjoy.
Salsa verde in a black bowl
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Salsa Verde Recipe

Learn how to prepare the traditional Mexican salsa verde with tomatillos, cilantro, jalapeño and lime juice. Use it on meat and fish and as a dip.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican food, salsa, salsa verde
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 67kcal
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup onion chopped;
  • 1 1/2 pound green tomatillos husk removed;
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped;
  • 2 tbsp lime juice;
  • 2 jalapeño peppers seeded and chopped;
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  • Cut the tomatillos lengthwise and roast them either on the grill or for about 6 minutes under the broiler until the skin is a little dark.
    1 1/2 pound green tomatillos
  • Put the roasted tomatillos, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño in a blender or food processor.
    1/2 cup onion, 1/2 cup cilantro, 2 tbsp lime juice;, 2 jalapeño peppers, Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Blend or process until you obtain a smooth puree.
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 522mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg