Tomatillo Salsa, salsa verde

January 30, 2019


If you have ever tasted salsa verde, also known as tomatillo salsa, you know how yummy it is! This is a salsa that tastes delicious in just about anything, tacos, pork or chicken dishes; the possibilities are endless.

Next time you prepare a meal, why not add an interesting and delicious salsa, you will be glad you did! Following are basic instructions for the green salsa.

Tomatillo Salsa Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 5 firm tomatillos, husked
  • 1 jalapeno, less (or more) depending on desired heat. Can also use an habanero pepper for more heat
  • 5 stalks cilantro, I only use the leaves and don’t use the stalks
  • 1 lime
  • Salt to taste


Ingredients for the tomatillo salsa


Remove the husks and wash the tomatillos well with warm water before placing in a pot to boil until cooked. Cook for about ten minutes. Use plenty of water. The tomatillos will be ready once they are practically falling apart.


The tomatillos are ready to be cooked


Transfer the tomatillos only to a high power blender, I use a VitaMix. Don’t add the water as this will make the salsa very runny. Add the jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice, blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. If you desire a mild salsa you may want to start with half a jalapeno, or add more if you want a spicier salsa. 


Tomatillo salsa ingredients ready for the blender

I always check for spiciness before transferring the tomatillo salsa to a container. At this point you may want to add more salt, lime juice or jalapeños if desired.


Tomatillo salsa


Tomatillo Salsa with Chipotle Peppers

In case you are interested in an additional twist, how about adding a little chipotle peppers for an amazing, finger licking flavor?


Chipotle peppers


Follow the steps above for the tomatillo salsa, but add one or two chipotle peppers to the mix, and blend. You may want to leave out the jalapeños. I personally use both the jalapeños and the chipotle peppers as the salsa turns out delicious.


Chipotle salsa


Do you like green tomatillo or chipotle salsa, which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank you for reading!

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