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How to make award-winning Salsa Verde


Salsa verde is a vibrant and tangy green salsa that is a staple in Mexican cuisine. Perfect for topping tacos, dipping chips, or adding a zesty kick to your favorite dishes, salsa verde is incredibly versatile. This blog post will guide you through a simple and authentic recipe to make your own salsa verde at home.



To make salsa verde, you will need the following ingredients:

- Tomatillos: 10 medium-sized, husked and rinsed

- Jalapeños: 5

- Serrano peppers: 5

- Garlic: 4 cloves, peeled

- White onion: 1/2, roughly chopped

- Avocados: 2, peeled and pitted

- Cilantro: 1/2 cup, roughly chopped

- Lime: Juice of 1/2 a lime

- Salt: 1 tablespoon

- Mexican crema: 2 tablespoons



1. Boil the Vegetables:

- Place the tomatillos, jalapeños, serrano peppers, garlic, and chopped onion in a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft.

2. Blend the Ingredients:

- In a blender, combine the boiled tomatillos, jalapeños, serrano peppers, garlic, and onion with the avocados, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and Mexican crema. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.

3. Adjust Seasoning:

- Taste your salsa verde and adjust the seasoning with additional salt or lime juice if needed.

4. Serve and Enjoy:

- Transfer your salsa verde to a bowl and serve it fresh with tortilla chips, tacos, or your favorite Mexican dishes.


Tips for the Best Salsa Verde

Adjust the heat: If you prefer a milder salsa, remove the seeds from the jalapeños and serrano peppers before boiling. For extra heat, add more jalapeños or serrano peppers.

Storage: Salsa verde can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. The flavors will continue to meld and improve over time.

Pairing suggestions: This salsa is perfect for drizzling over grilled meats, adding to breakfast burritos, or mixing into guacamole for an extra kick.



Making salsa verde at home is incredibly easy and rewarding. With just a few fresh ingredients and a little boiling and blending, you can create a versatile condiment that enhances a wide range of dishes. Give this recipe a try, and enjoy the authentic taste of homemade salsa verde!

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