Salsa Verde for Cilantro lovers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Classic and easy salsa verde that can be thrown together quite quickly. Great for cooking as well as dipping. Don't mistake the ease of the recipe for lack of flavor, as real spice lovers will appreciate the simplicity in taste! I am VERY generous with cilantro and also like to keep many of the seeds. Hope you enjoy! Yield is approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 small tomatillos
  • 118.29 ml chopped cilantro
  • 2 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 4 serrano peppers (or 2 jalepenos for less spicey version)


  1. Chop all ingredients by hand or in food processor.
  2. Food processor gives less chunky version, which is easiest to cook with.
  3. Squeeze in juice of lime and mix thoroughly.
  4. Use for cooking, to top your favorite dishes or for dip.


Most Helpful

This is wonderful. A keeper for sure. Thanks for posting! I think I like this better than red salsas!

Recipe Junkie February 28, 2007

Fantastic, fresh, easy, beautiful, and simple! this was a hit at my book group last night. I did triple the cilantro and add an extra lime. Thanks! This will be a staple during the summer BBQ season (which has already started here in Tucson).

Carianne March 31, 2004

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