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Salsa Verde | Green Salsa


Serve this salsa with anything that is taco looking or just to dip some chips in. This is more like a general guide for making the salsa, you can vary the proportions of the ingredients to suit your own taste.


  • 1 1/2 pounds of tomatillos (those are the green thingies in the veggie section)
  • 1 – 3 serrano chiles (to taste, Jalapeños work but they don’t have that wonderful kick)
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 1/2 a bunch of cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper


Peel the skin off the tomatillos and rinse them in warm water to get the sticky stuff off, cut them in half or fourths if they are too big. Put them in a blender with all the other ingredients and just enough water to start the blender action. Blend until desired consistency. Make sure you don’t blend too much, a little chunkiness makes the salsa more interesting. Add salt and a bit of pepper to taste.


Add one avocado to the blender (or even two) to make guacasalsa. It’s AMAZING as a dip with corn tortilla chips and also goes well in tacos.

Roast the tomatillos and chiles in a wok with a tiny little bit of olive oil until the outside gets blistered and a bit blackened before you blend. This makes the salsa a sweeter and a little smoky. The black bits also make it look more interesting. Alternately, roast the tomatillos on the grill… that works too.

I have made this salsa using normal tomatoes instead of tomatillos and it also turns out great, especially if you roast them first.

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