Tomatillo Salsa or Salsa Verde

I have a special love for authentic Mexican food, which differs from much of what we are served at typical American style Mexican restaurants. I am not an expert at cooking Mexican cuisine but I do love to play in my kitchen with the amazing flavors they use. There is nothing better than homemade salsa and I made my first tomatillo salsa last week and it came out fantastic. You can use it as a dip with tortilla chips or add it to your favorite Mexican dishes.

Buen Provecho!



  • 10 tomatillos, husked
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 1/2 jalape├▒o peppers, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat place the tomatillos in water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Place the cooked tomatillos and remaining ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.
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  1. says

    I love making tomatillo salsa, one because of the flavor and two, you can say “I made that” and people get very impressed. I’m about due to impress some folks again, will have to try your recipe.

  2. says

    I came because I’ve not been around and I wanted to see the cheese and pepper muffins…then I got delightfully pulled away from my mission…

    this is gorgeous and I love tomatillo sauce.

    off to find your muffins now

  3. says

    We were just having a conversation at work about making an authentic Mexican salsa. I can remember a co-worker saying that tomatillos is the only way to really make a good Mexican salsa or verde. I will have to share your post with her.


  4. says

    Hey Erica,
    this is so know I first knew of tomatillos from a Rach ray episode..since then I have been hooked..I don’t get to use it as much as I would like to though :)

  5. says

    I have to say that once I had this version of salsa I was hooked. You would die if you saw how much I pour onto my rice and food when eating. Matter of fact I want it tonight for our dinner! I am a salsa addict too, lol! My dad’s fault when he brought chilies to our table as a youngster!

  6. says

    I made a tomatillo sauce a few months ago. I’ve had little experience making Mexican Food and while picking out my tomatillos I had a rather long conversation with several woman about how to pick a good tomatillo! It was fun and they were right, I made a delicious tomatillo sauce!


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