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Fresh Green Salsa With Tomatillos

Fresh Green Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)


In this recipe, Chef Toby walks you through how to make authentic Mexican fresh green tomatillo salsa. This salsa is sometimes referred to as salsa verde. This is a fresh and delicious salsa that you will love. Try and post pictures and tag us - we'd love to see the end result. 


  • Blender


  • Peel and Wash Tomatillos 
  • Wash cilantro
  • Roughly Chop Chiles



  • •Peel the tomatillos and wash them

Peel the tomatillos

  • Cut the tomatillos in half and add to the blender with onion, cilantro, chiles and salt

Cut the tomatillos in half and add to the blender with tomato, cliantro, chiles, and salt

  • Add a little water to help the ingredients blend (about 1/3 of a cup). Blend well and enjoy.

Blend well and enjoy


Fresh Green Salsa


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Fresh Green Tomatillo Salsa Nutritional Highlights

(The Stuff That Fuels Your Body! )


  • Tomatillos are high in vitamin C, magnesium, and fiber - vitamin C helps your body fight colds and infections.


  • This tasty and bright herb contains vitamins C and K, and has known anti-cancer properties and the ability to reduce inflammation.

Jalapeño Chile

  • These peppers are high in fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B6, which are responsible for aiding the immune system, promoting healthy skin, and countless of other bodily functions. 

Serrano Chile

  • Like jalapeños and other peppers, Serrano chiles contain fiber and vitamin c, which are responsible for aiding the immune system, promoting healthy skin.

Fresh Green Tomatillo Salsa Frequently Asked Questions

What is green salsa made of?

Green salsa is a type of salsa typically made from tomatillos or sometimes avocados (we have a delicious recipe for avocado salsa.) It can also contain other green ingredients like cilantro and chili peppers. 

Is green salsa hotter than red?

All salsas are made differently, and not one color salsa is hotter than the other. Factors like how many chiles are added or if the seeds are removed from the chiles will play into the spiciness of a salsa. 

How do you use green salsa?

Like any other salsa, green salsa can be used as a dip for chips, a topping for tacos, burritos, or nachos, or even as a simmer sauce for chile verde, a popular stewed pork dish.

How long will salsa keep in the refrigerator?

If you have left over salsa, store it in an air tight container or a jar. Salsa will stay fresh for about a week. 

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