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Salsa Verde


Make your own homemade salsa verde and you'll never buy it in a jar again. This fresh and delicious recipes pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, tostadas, or even spoon over chicken and bake. This zesty and slightly spicy salsa will quickly become your go-to whenever you are throwing a party or need to feed a hungry crowd.

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  • 12 ounces fresh tomatillos, husked or 1 (13-ounce) can tomatillos, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 fresh serrano or jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar


Servings 6
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 25mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Finely chop tomatillos. In a small bowl stir together chopped tomatillos, cilantro, red onion, chile pepper, salt, and sugar. Cover and chill for 4 hours to 3 days before serving, stirring occasionally.

Serve as a dip for chips or as a condiment for tacos, tostadas, or grilled meats or fish.

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