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Our Favorite Salsa Verde Recipes - 8 recipes

Salsa verde, or green salsa, is known for its fresh flavors of cilantro, tomatillos, and other peppers like jalapeños and serranos. These salsas can be made from roasted or fresh peppers. Some are spicy and some aren't. However you like it, salsa verde is a classic.

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By Tufgrlz

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (5 Votes)
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  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos husks discarded, rinsed (about 12)
  • 2 fresh Anaheim or poblano chiles
  • 1 onion, cut into 4 or 5 thick slices
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • Extra virgin olive oil for brushing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, small sprigs
  • 1 lime, juiced

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Just like mamma makes it! The basics are tomatillo, Anaheim or poblano chiles, onions, garlic and cilantro

Top rated Salsa Verde recipes

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Roasting peppers brings out a lot of their aromas and natural sweetness, creating deep, smokey flavors

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 jalapeño peppers (sliced in half and seeded) OR
  • 2 to 3 flame-roasted and peeled New Mexican green chiles
  • 1 small onion (sliced into 8 wedges)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 lime (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (8 Votes)

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This roasted salsa verde has a deeper, smokier flavor than fresh salsa verde, making it ideal for pork tacos, and a...

  • 2 fresh poblano chile peppers
  • 2 serrano chile peppers
  • 6 fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 1/2-inch slice white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
4.4/5 (9 Votes)

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Tomatillos and fresh chiles give this salsa a bright, "green" flavor, and roasting the ingredients gives a smoky el...

  • 1/2 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 thick slice onion
  • 1 large poblano chile
  • 1 1/2 medium serrano chiles
  • 1/2 ripe avocado (optional), peeled
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 About 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
5/5 (3 Votes)

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Salsa verde adds loads of flavor, takes no time to make, and freezes well for whenever you need it

  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup olive oil
4/5 (1 Votes)

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Salsa is a main food group, and as such you can put it on whatever you want

  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Substitute 1 serrano pepper for the jalapeño peppers if you like more heat
4.5/5 (24 Votes)

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Tomatillos look like green tomatoes, but they are related to the gooseberry family

  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husk removed and rinsed well
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed and halved
  • 1/2 yellow onion, cut into thirds
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable (or olive) oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • NOTE: I didn't add the cilantro into the salsa, and still loved the flavor.
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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Make your own homemade salsa verde and you'll never buy it in a jar again

  • 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
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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