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Salsa Verde

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green salsa, mexican salsa, salsa, tomatillos
Servings: 12


Base Recipe

  • 8-10 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 yellow onion, quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, remove seeds for a mild version
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup water, if needed to thin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Additions to Make it Your Own

  • 1/4 cup cilantro, fine chopped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


Base Recipe

  • Place tomatillos, onion and jalapeno on sheet pan. Broil on middle rack until charred, flip and repeat on other side.
  • Transfer to blender.  Add sugar and water.  Blend until smooth.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to a week.