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Easy Homemade Salsa Verde

Extra tomatillos from the garden or local summer market? Try your hand at making fresh salsa verde!

Goes great on Enchiladas Verdes with Potato and Black Bean Filling !

Easy Salsa Verde
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

roasted tomatillos, garlic, onion, and spices make a salsa verde that you'll love in only 10 minutes!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 10 - 15 tomatillos papery layer removed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 white onion roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeño (add more for more heat!)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 - 2 tbsp lime juice
  • salt
  1. Turn on broiler in oven. Slice tomatillos in half and place with the cut side down on a baking sheet. Add garlic cloves to baking sheet. 

  2. Place sheet under the broiler, and cook until the tops of tomatillos are slightly charred and garlic is roasted, about 5 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  3. In a blender, add all ingredients (tomatillos, garlic, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, and lime juice). Pulse until well blended. Add salt to taste.

Recipe Notes

-Makes about 1.5 cups of salsa.

-Try this fresh Salsa Verde on Enchiladas Verdes with Potato and Black Bean Filling !

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