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Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Recipe ! (aka Salsa Verde) A FRESH vibrant recipe for Tomatillo Salsa using *uncooked* tomatillos, resulting in the most amazing flavors. Serve this with chips, Baja Tacos, quesadillas or as a sauce for enchiladas! #tomatillosalsa #tacosalsa #salsaverde #tomatillo #bajatacos #salsa #verde #greensalsa

Salsa Verde

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  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 ½ cups 1x
  • Category: salsa, sauce, condiment
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


You are only 10 minutes away from experiencing the most delicious Salsa Verde! This version is made with fresh tomatillos (not roasted), resulting in a vibrant and flavorful green salsa you will love! You’ll never want to roast your tomatillos again- I promise! Serve with tortilla chips, tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas or burritos.


  • 1 lb Tomatillos, husked, rinsed ( in warm water) and quartered
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro- leaves and tender stems OK ( 1 cup, packed)
  • 12 jalapeno peppers (or use more, for spicier) or 12 serrano chilis ( I like 2 serranos)
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar ( or agave or honey)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 T olive oil (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until uniformly combined.
  2. Taste, then adjust salt, heat and lime. ( I find it helpful to taste with a chip, or whatever you are serving this with.)
  3. Refrigerate until serving!


This fresh tomatillo salsa will keep 4 days in the fridge.

If you like extra heat, serrano chilies are a great option.

If it ends up too spicy for your taste,  you can temper it by adding cucumber or more tomatillo. Re-adjust with salt and lime.


  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Calories: 34
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 233.8 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2 g
  • Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg