Traditional Salsa Verde Recipe - a quick Mexican appetizer recipe
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Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe

Homemade tomatillo green salsa requires as little as five ingredients and is bursting with authentic Mexican flavors. This easy salsa verde recipe is a total crowd pleaser!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa verde
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 11kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 12 tomatillos hulled and rinsed
  • 4 serrano peppers stem removed and seeded to reduce heat level
  • 2 jalapeno peppers stem removed and seeded to reduce heat level
  • 1 habanero pepper stem removed and optional. omit if you prefer a more mild salsa
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the tomatillos and peppers in a soup pot and cover with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes, being careful not to let the tomatillos burst.
  • Drain pot and reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. In a blender, puree the cooked tomatillos and peppers along with the garlic and reserved cooking liquid. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve warm, room temperature or chilled.


Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.4g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 1.5g