Fresh Salsa Verde

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 cups

Updated: Nov. 09, 2023
This flavorful salsa verde is delicious with tortilla chips, but it's also great served on tacos and grilled meats. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Fresh Salsa Verde Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound tomatillos, husks removed
  • 3 to 4 serrano peppers, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In an ungreased skillet, cook tomatillos over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes, turning frequently. Cool on a wire rack. For a milder flavor, remove veins and seeds from serrano peppers; finely chop peppers.
  2. In a food processor, combine tomatillos, peppers, onion, 2 tablespoons cilantro, garlic and salt; cover and pulse just until mixture is coarsely pureed.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 22 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.