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.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mexican food, Mexican recipe, salsa, salsa verde, tomatillos
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 28kcal
Author: Andrés Carnalla


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


  • 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.


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.


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