Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Salsa Verde Recipe: My Yummy Tomatillos Sauce!

I love Salsa Verde, it is truly one of my favorite Mexican salsas! Last week my neighbor came to my house carrying a small bag of tomatillos from her garden and I was in heaven! Immediately I made my version of Salsa Verde. I modified the original recipe given to me by a Mexican friend's mom and made it mild (honestly I do not like my food too spicy hot). However, if you do I will let you know how to make it hot!


  • Tomatillos (you can buy them at ethnic supermarkets)
  • One small onion
  • One green pepper (Serrano or jalapeño for a spicy version)
  • 2 or 3 garlic cloves
  • Juice of 1 or 2 limes
  • Cilantro
  • salt, pepper and vinegar to taste 
The reason I am not giving you quantities is that you really can alter the amounts according to your taste.

First you need to prepare the tomatillos! You will have to peel them to remove the husk. They are extremely sticky! Put the peeled tomatillos in a colander and wash them thoroughly until they are not sticky anymore.

In a food processor, put the tomatillos, peppers, onion, garlic and cilantro and work it until it is a smooth paste. 

Put the paste in a pan, add the lime juice, salt, pepper and vinegar to taste.

Cook for about 15 minutes until the salsa turns a darker more yellowish green. Try it as you go and adjust the taste with more salt, pepper, lime juice ad vinegar as needed.

When ready, put on a container and let it cool. You can use it  for everything! on top of steaks is the best, but you can also use with potatoes, chicken, tacos, etc.

It will keep for about a week in the refrigerator.


PS: This recipe is Dukan Diet approved!! you can enjoy it during your PV days during the cruise phase!


Comiendo en LA said...

Se ve buenisimo y me imagino el olor en tu cocina!

Cristina said...

Esa salsa con una carne....uhmmm, que delicia! Se ve facilisima de hacer.
Saludos desde California!

Helena said...

Me encanta la salsa de tomatillo verde! Y se ve super facil de hacer. Un besote y feliz dia de acción de gracias prima, que la pasen muy bien. Cariños!


I love the pictures porque lo hace verse super fácil de hacer y es como si pudieras oler el aroma de esos tomatillos. Gracias por la receta y muy feliz día de acción de gracias!

Oriana from Mommyhood's Diary said...

Siempre habia querido la receta de esta salsa. Gracias por compartirla.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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