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!
Love the green salsa verde? Try this quick and easy chicken Verde recipe, this Chile Verde Pork Burger, Chile Verde Queso Blanco, and Quinoa Chili Verde.
Green salsa is a fresh and unique twist on salsa!
This super simple appetizer will have you "going green"!
- 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.
Amount Per Serving Calories 3Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says
OH MAAH GOSH. How did you know that green salsa is my absolute favefavefaaaave thing in the entire solar system?! Because it is. I slather this stuff on ev.er.y.thinnnng. And this avocado version has my salivary glands working in serious overdrive.
Hayley, I just knew! Green salsa is soo good!
I looooooooooooove avocado and will eat it all day every day 🙂
I could eat this every day too!
My husband would be all over this! He eats chips and salsa like it’s a main course!
My husband LOVED this!!! I could totally skip dinner and just this !
Loving this! I love avocado so much. This is brilliant! Love your photo too 🙂
Hey thanks Desi!!! We eat lots of avocado’s in this house!
This sounds like a wonderful salsa, Tanya. I bet the roasted tomatillos work wonders! I need to try this.
Thanks John! Tomatillos are my new favorite ingredient!
Kathryn Griffin says
My favorite salsa! Will definitely save this one to make! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. https://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-20.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Would love to link up thank you!!!
I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early 🙂 Thanks, Peggy. https://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/10/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-5-linky-parties-are-back.html
Avocado salsa…… YUMMY!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!
Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations says
This looks delicious! My hubby did an entire lifestyle change and has added avocado to his diet big time! I have to show this recipe to him!
Found you on the BFF Open House Link Party! Please come visit me sometime, too!
Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
Avocados are wonderful!!!! I make my husband eat them because they are so good for you! Hope he likes this!
Wow! This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for coming by!
TV night here I come! I need to make this asap! yummy!
Yes, tv, chips, salsa and comfy clothes!!!
Yummy salsa!! Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday’s Sweet Confessions over at mommy’s sweet confessions! Have a great day!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
Omgosh … I remember *all* of those songs! I’m almost embarassed to admit that I had a thing for Culture Club …. I loved all of their music and thought Boy George was “cool”. 😀 That makes me laugh just thinking about it! LOL. Your Avocado Salsa Verde sounds delish too! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! 🙂
I’m glad I’m not the only who remembers the music from the 80’s!!! Thanks for Jamie!
Back For Seconds says
Oh wow. I need this!! I would eat it on everything, I’m pretty sure 😉
Thanks for the trip down memory lane, haha. Good stuff!
I am featuring this recipe tonight at the Back For Seconds Social. Congrats and thanks for linking up each week! I swear I don’t play favorites – the best recipes just always seem to be yours!!! 😉
I could eat this on dirt, it’s that good! Thanks for the kind words and of course for the feature! It means the world to me!
Yum! This looks so good! I’m going to have to try this!!
It WAS good Megan! I hope you try it!
Chris Rawstern says
I lived in Guatemala for 12 years a long time ago and love avocados, and use tomatillos fairly often. But never thought to combine the two. I will have to try this – it certainly sounds intriguing! Thank you!
You’d be pleasantly surprised! The cool creamy avocado pairs perfectly with the tomatillos!