Salsa Verde (green Salsa)

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Have you ever been to been to your favorite mexican food establishment and said, "I Want to know how they make that awesome green sauce!?" Well this my friend is for you! Enjoy and please vote!

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Step 1: Ingredients and Cookware


8-12Tamatio (green tomato)
1/8th onion
1/2 lemon
1/2 lime
1 garlic clove

1 jalapeno   - might be too hot for some! Caution!
1 habenaro - you can obviously choose to use othe or less pepper here.
1 sarono      - I like to use different peppers to get a complex flavor profile and a varience in heat.

2 tsp vingar
salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro (coriander)


food processor

Step 2: Prep and Cut

Throughly wash veggies, cut into managable pieces. Careful with the pepper, it will burn your eyes if it contact your skin and you rub your eyes!

Step 3: Optional - Roast Peppers and Tomatoes

This salsa will taste great roasting or fresh. Roasting will bring out some different, and sweet flavors, I suggest trying both ways.
If you decide to roast, use a medium skillet on a medium heat until brown, but not mushy! Roasting also tames the spice when you cook the chile.

Step 4: Spin Up That Food Processor!

Add all ingredients except the tomatoes, run the processor for about 30 seconds. Then add the tomatoes and run until everything is chopped finely.

Step 5: Complete!

Pour and enjoy with your favorite chips! After it sits, sealed in the refrigerator for about a day the heat and flavor really start to develop. So keep that in mind!

Step 6: Bonus - Dinner Idea

Here is a simple and delicious idea to try. Pour this salsa in a crock pot, add 2 chicken breasts and let cook for 4 hours. Shred chicken and put into tacos. Add any topping you like.

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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Ok so im an American Latino and i have to admit that i really enjoy green salsa but i never knew how to make it... Just recently found out about instructables and saw your Salsa Verde... Im gonna try to make it today. .. I will let you lnow

    Uncle Kudzu

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, y'all.

    Yeah, I'm gonna find some seeds for the tomatillos. I've got some serrano pepper seeds and I'll buy a cilantro plant before it gets so hot.

    Uncle Kudzu

    5 years ago

    Yum! i'm a recent convert to salsa verde after having it on tacos from the local taco truck. Now i try it on all kinds of things. One question, though: tomatillos aren't just green tomatoes, are they? i plan on planting some this summer is why I ask.

    2 replies
    desertsniperUncle Kudzu

    Reply 5 years ago

    Yes they are different, I just used that to describe them for people who did not know what a tomatillo was. Thanks for the help sunshine!

    sunshiineUncle Kudzu

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I guess he missed your question but no, they are not just green tomatoes, they have very different flavor and are a different variety than a regular tomato but do belong in the same family I think. They originated in Mexico. They are considered a night shade. I hope that helps.