Tomatillo Salsa or Salsa Verde
- 10 tomatillos husked
- ½ cup red onion chopped
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 ½ jalapeño peppers diced
- Salt and pepper
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- In a medium pot over medium heat place the tomatillos in water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.
- Place the cooked tomatillos and remaining ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth.
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.
Christine @ Fresh Local and Best
This looks like a great salsa to go over meat like carnitas! It looks so good!
Oh thanks for this recipe! I've been looking for a great salsa verde recipe everywhere. This looks wonderful.
Baking is my Zen
So delicious! I will try it soon.
Must try this. I have never used tomatillos and shall look out for them as it sounds delicious.
oh this looks really good, I want to learn more Mexican food as well
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.
Thank you guys!
Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home
So vibrant and fresh! I haven't had proper salsa verde for a long time. I should have paid more attention to mi abuelita cooking every summer vacation in Mexico instead of running around at the beach! Mexican food in nyc is craptastic!
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
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.
this is so good..you 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 🙂
I love salsa verde--this looks delicious. I am going to try to get some tomatillos and try this soon.
that's a delicious dip!!! mmmm, with the garlic and the corainder, must have tasted great!
Thank you so much everyone for visiting 🙂
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!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
That looks delicious! I'm more partial towards green salsa than tomato salsa for some reason so this is really up my alley 😀
I love fresh salsa verde... and so easy to make!
Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen
I adore tomatillo salsa! I would love to make my own! Looks s yummy - love the color!
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!
ive been making salsa verde for years but have never added sugar or cumin. I'll give that a try next time. I just love the color!
Gorgeous .. I was introduced to salsa verde only a couple of years ago, and I gotta say I love it way more than the red salsa. Great recipe!
Thank you all for the wonderful comments!