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Authentic Salsa Verde (Green Tomatillo Salsa) Recipe

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  • Author: Mirna Pena
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 cups 1x

Description

Tangy, spicy, and fresh. This salsa is made from jalapeños, tomatillos, onion, garlic, salt, and cilantro. Great on tacos, tortas, or just about anything!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 45 tomatillos small to medium (approx ½ lb)
  • 34 jalapenos (approx ¼ lb)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ of an onion
  • 1 cup reserved cooking water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Handful of cilantro

Instructions

  1. Remove husks from the tomatillos and stems from the jalapeños. 
  2. Wash the tomatillos to remove the sticky coating.
  3. Add the tomatillos, jalapeños, onion, and 1 clove of garlic to a pot with water enough to cover the ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil and take down to a simmer.
  5. Once it’s at a simmer, keep an eye on the tomatillos. When they start to change in color from a bright green to a greenish-brown, remove them from the hot water.
  6. At this time you can also remove the onion and galirc.
  7. Continue to cook your jalapeños for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. When your jalapeños are done cooking, turn off the heat and reserve 3/4 cup of cooking water.
  9. Add the tomatillos, jalapeños, onion, salt, cooked garlic clove, and half of a clove of fresh garlic to a blender.
  10. To the blender add the 3/4 cup of the cooking water to the blender.
  11. Blend for about 30 seconds.
  12. Throw in a handful of fresh cilantro into the blender and blend for another 20-30 seconds. 
  13. Serve with your favorite chip, over some tacos, in a torta, this can be enjoyed in so many ways! 

Notes

  • Feel free to replace or mix in some serrano peppers. They pack a bit more heat.
  • DO NOT overcook your tomatillos. The sauce will taste off.
  • To make it less spicy, don’t add as many jalapeños.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2.5 cups
  • Calories: 92
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Sodium: 2339mg
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 5.6g
  • Protein: 3.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0g