Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Salsa Fresca de Tomatillo

If you like your salsa hot and sharp, you will enjoy this recipe for a fresh tomatillo salsa verde. Uncooked tomatillos are quite acidic and when you add 4 serrano chiles, seeds and all, your salsa is gonna pack some punch.

The flavor stands up well to grilled beef. Try it with some killer carne asada. Provecho!

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde

How to Prepare

Since this is an uncooked salsa, you will only need a few minutes to prepare it. Start by removing the papery husks from the tomatillos. Then rinse the tomatillos under running water to remove the sticky film.

Ingredients Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Finely chop the onion and cilantro. You can use the stems of the cilantro.

Chopped Cilantro and Onion

Blend the tomatillos, serrano chiles, garlic, water, and salt until smooth. Pour the blended tomatillos into a serving bowl. Add the chopped onion and cilantro and stir. Add more salt if needed.

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe
Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde
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Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe

If you like your salsa hot and sharp, you will enjoy this recipe for a fresh tomatillo salsa verde (green sauce). It is a very easy to make uncooked salsa. The uncooked tomatillos are quite acidic and when you add 4 serrano chiles, seeds and all, your salsa is gonna pack some punch. The flavor stands up well to grilled beef. We love this salsa with carne asada. It's also a great salsa for grilled chicken.
Course Salsa
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican food, Mexican recipe, salsa, salsa verde, tomatillos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 28kcal
Author Andrés Carnalla

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tomatillos
  • 4 serrano chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1 tsp. salt + to taste

Instructions

  • Finely chop the onion and cilantro.
  • Blend the tomatillos, serrano chiles, garlic, water, and salt until smooth.
  • Pour the blended tomatillos into a serving bowl. Add the chopped onion and cilantro and stir. 
  • Adjust the salt as needed.

Notes

Prefer a milder salsa?
This is a very hot salsa. Use 2 serrano chiles or even 1 instead of 4 if you prefer a milder salsa.
Let the Salsa Rest
If you have the time allow the salsa to rest for 30 minutes so that the flavors meld.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 288mg | Sugar: 3g

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1 comment… add one
  • Donald Jordan

    Salsa was too thin,had to cook a long time,uncovered,to th thicken!

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