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Authentic Mexican Salsa Verde

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This authentic Mexican salsa verde recipe is better than anything that you will find in your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it goes well with everything!

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This authentic Mexican salsa verde recipe is better than anything that you will find in your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it goes will with everything! 

This Salsa Verde is as authentic as it gets! The best part? You can make it in less than 20 minutes and it goes great with anything.

I’m sure you have experienced going to a Mexican restaurant, and the first thing they do is bring out chips and salsa. Am I right? Well now, you can skip the restaurant and make this delicious authentic salsa verde from the comfort of your home, and spoiler alert – it will be even better than what you would get at the restaurant!

This authentic Mexican salsa verde will always add something special to your recipes. It goes great with so many recipes, including the following:

 Without a doubt, this is a salsa that, once you’ve tried it, you won’t want to live without it. It is also delicious with some homemade tortilla chips. 

In Mexico, you will literally see different types of salsas with every meal. Also, the typical Mexican home will always have tortillas and salsas on the table to accompany every meal.

Salsa verde can be prepared in many different ways. It can be made with roasted or raw tomatoes, and it can be combined with many different types of herbs. It can also be very thin or a little bit thicker. Whatever method of preparation you choose, tomatillos – or green tomatoes – are the star. 

This authentic Mexican salsa verde recipe is better than anything that you will find in your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it goes will with everything! 

This recipe is super simple and consists of only 5 fresh ingredients. The great thing about this recipe, is that how spicy it is is determined by how many jalapenos  you add. Personally, I like this salsa very spicy; However, since I am always cooking for my husband and children as well, I usually have to tone it down a little bit.

Another reason that I love this salsa verde recipe, is because I learned how to make it alongside my sister. She is an excellent cook, and I love that most of the memories I have of growing up with her are somehow related to the kitchen.

This authentic Mexican salsa verde recipe is better than anything that you will find in your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it goes will with everything! 

I always loved how she made salsa verde, but I had never really asked her directly for the recipe. Then, a few months before I got married, and knowing that we probably wouldn’t see each other for awhile, she called me into the kitchen and told me that it was time to teach me how to make her “famous” salsa so that I wouldn’t miss it too much.

Even though it is a very easy recipe to master, I am so grateful for the time that we were able to spend, laughing and cooking together. That is definitely one of the reasons that this is my favorite salsa.

This authentic Mexican salsa verde recipe is better than anything that you will find in your favorite Mexican restaurant, and it goes will with everything! 

I hope that you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below and I will answer as soon as possible! 

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Products used in this recipe

  1. Blender. You will want to have a good quality blender if you are going to make lots of salsa. I personally use this Blendtec, and I love it. There are many other options though, so feel free to shop around.
  2. Knives: Making fresh salsa requires cutting a lot of vegetables. Make sure you have a good knife set, like this one, so that you are never left with a dull knife.
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Authentic Mexican Salsa Verde

This is the most delicious salsa verde recipe ever and it is easy to make. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: authentic salsa, mexican, salsa verde
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 18kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 Tomatillos
  • 1/4 - 1/2 bunch fresh Cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Onion
  • Jalapenos 1-3 depending on how spicy you want it
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Slowly saute the tomatillos, the onion, and the jalapenos in a preheated frying pan with some olive oil for 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, add the garlic cloves and continue cooking until the tomatillos are slightly browned.
  • Remove from the heat and blend the ingredients with the cilantro and salt in a blender.
  • If you want a thinner consistency, add a small amount of water.

Nutrition

Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Potassium: 123mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Alejandra Villanueva

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Loved the recipe! I would suggest doing two jalapenos if you like a bit of spicy. One doesn't do much.

Sunday 18th of July 2021

Can I freeze it?

Alyssa Liggett

Tuesday 20th of April 2021

I'm a huge Mexican food fN, and we have a restaurant here in SC called Papas & Beer. I love the green salsa, its my favorite. It looks just like this and I'm hoping it is. I go by that pace like 3 times a week just to buy a huge cup of that salsa, they told me it's a secret whats in it. Its creamy and texture is sooo good!

Stu

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Hi. I live in a country where we can Not get fresh tomatillos. Is there a way i can make this work using canned tomatillos? Many thanks

Charbel Barker

Monday 15th of March 2021

Hi Stu, I have never made this with canned tomatillos, but I imagine it would work as well. The flavor might not be exactly the same, but I bet it will still be good. Let me know how it turns out.

Ev

Friday 29th of January 2021

Totally delicious, straightforward, inexpensive, and did I say delicious? I have wasted so much money on crummy jarred salsa verde, thank you 100 times for this recipe! Has made a huge difference in my cooking (and my snacking)!

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