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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 (calculated without chips) equals 42 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.