Green salsa is a creamy and unique twist on salsa verde!
This super simple appetizer will have you “going green”!
Serve this salsa verde alongside these salmon tacos for your next taco night!
What Is Green Salsa Verde?
The salsa we see most often is the traditional red salsa. This green version uses tomatillos instead of Roma tomatoes. I
If you aren’t familiar with tomatillos, they are sometimes referred to as “husk” tomatoes. For the most part, they look like small, green tomatoes, but they have almost a papery, removable outer layer.
Tomatillos are not quite as sweet as red tomatoes, but they roast up nicely and yield a smoky flavor.
The remaining ingredients for green salsa are onions, jalapenos, lemon juice and avocados. If you have a food processor, then this salsa verde will be a breeze to prepare!
WHERE IS THE SALSA VERDE RECIPE?
If you’d rather skip cooking tips, suggestions, handy substitutions, related recipe ideas – and get straight to the Green Salsa Recipe– simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
How To Make Salsa Verde
As mentioned above, a food processor makes short work of this salsa recipe! This recipe starts by roasting the tomatillos.
Arrange your tomatillos on a baking sheet and broil on high for 5 minutes or until charred. Allow them to cool slightly. The husks can be removed before or after broiling. You can remove the seeds if your prefer, but it is not necessary.
Your tomatillos and remaining ingredients will go into a blender or food processor. To the tomatillos, you will add onions and cilantro along with jalapenos and avocados. Cumin and juice from fresh limes add a punch of flavor. The salsa will look like a coarse puree when finished.
Feel free to omit the jalapenos if you find them too spicy.
You can use Anaheim, serrano peppers or poblano peppers instead and they would deepen the earthy flavor if they were roasted with the tomatoes.
I prefer to use fresh cilantro, it adds a nice flavor, but in a pinch prepackaged cilantro that you find in the produce section would work. Keep in mind the flavor will be a little less vibrant.
Is Salsa Verde Mild?
Salsa verde mostly has a smoky flavor. Tomatillos are mild, but if you use jalapenos, the salsa will take on a spicier flavor. The avocado does a great job of tempering the heat.
If you use poblanos or other peppers, the heat level will change.
How Long Does Salsa Verde Last?
Green salsa should last for about 5-7 days stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. The truth is, it may not even last that long!
Salsa verde is more than a dip for chips! You can use this salsa to top chicken, pork or your favorite tacos and enchiladas.
It makes an excellent addition to any salad, tostadas, stirred into chili or soup. It is versatile, easy, quick and totally delicious!
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- 1/4 lb tomatillos, roasted
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
- pinch of cumin
- 2 whole avocados
- Preheat the broiler. Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and roast the tomatillos for broiler for 5 minutes per side.
- All the tomatillos to cool; remove skins.
- Place the tomatillos in the bowl of a food processor, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.
- Please note that these amounts are somewhat to taste. Please adjust as needed.
Nutrition InformationYield 24
Amount Per ServingCalories 3 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 18mg Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 0g