Back to Salsa Verde

Print Options


Card Sizes

Salsa Verde Recipe

Salsa Verde Recipe

This salsa is fresh and creamy. It's great as a chip dip or as a topper for tacos and other Mexican dishes. You can adjust the spiciness to your liking. —Nanette Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings


  • 8 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, peeled and pitted
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add tomatillos. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Drain.
  • 2. Place the avocado, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, salt and tomatillos in a food processor. Cover and process until blended. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with chips. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 42 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 fat

Reviews for Salsa Verde

Sort By :
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"This is an awesome salsa, but I would make it a little spicier if it was made for just my husband and me. I was surprised at how much there really was too."

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Will make again!"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"It tastes great, it's easy to make, and it keeps for a while! It's good with chips, tacos, and burritos."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I haven't had green salsa before so I'm no expert on how it should taste. This was a good accompaniment to our tamales but I don't know that I'll go out of my way to make it again. Not too hot. Makes a lot."

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.