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tomatillo salsa verde
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Tomatillo Salsa Verde

An easy, classic way to make homemade tomatillo salsa verde. It's fresh, flavorful, spicy, and salty — the perfect salsa dip for tortilla chips!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 2 cups


  • 4 to matillos
  • 2 serranos or jalapeños, optionally de-seeded for less spice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ white onion
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt


  • Prepare the tomatillos: remove the husks & rinse. 
  • Boil the tomatillos: bring a large pot of water to a boil. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and add them to the boiling water. Boil for 7 minutes. 
  • Blend: add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Chop the tomatillos into halves or quarters to make blending easier. 
  • Simmer: pour the salsa into a large skillet and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, 10 - 15 minutes, until darkened in color. Season with additional salt to taste, if desired. 
  • Serve: serve with tortilla chips for dipping. 


  • Spice: this recipe as a medium to hot spice level as-is. To make it less spicy, use jalapeños, use 1 pepper instead of 2 and de-seed your peppers. To make it more spicy, add more peppers (3 - 4), use serranos, and leave the seeds in.