Taqueria Green Salsa (Salsa Verde)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is not like the tex mex green salsa you encounter at big chains that contain avacados or tomatillos. This is a more of a taqueria style sauce that you find in local mexican meat markets. I liked the sauce so much that I asked the waitress at a taqueria if she knew how to make it and she asked a person in the back and was fortunate enough to get an answer. It is VERY spicy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the stems off the jalapenos and throw them in a small pot.
  2. Remove seeds if you don't want it as spicy.
  3. Add peeled garlic.
  4. Add a small amount a water, about 1/4 cup or a little more to get a steam effect.
  5. Place on stove at a low medium heat to get it steaming for about 15 minute.
  6. Add contents to a blender and add oil and blend until smooth.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. You may need to adjust salt, water, and chicken cubes to suit the taste because jalapenos are not all uniform in taste depending on the season.
  9. I used olive oil but I doubt a mexican restaurant uses olive oil.
Most Helpful

5 5

Tasted exactly like the green sauce at Taqueria Arandas! Made it for a family bbq and got compliments all day!

5 5

Delicious! Spicy, but not too hot. I halved the recipe and when I was cooking the jalapenos the water evaporated enough to singed them, but it actually added nice toasted flavor to the jalapenos. I loved the simplicity of this recipe and the only thing I would do different next time would be to use maybe half a bouillon cube, to reduce the saltiness. Thanks for sharing this tasty recipe!

5 5

This is the most addictive substance known to man. I use to buy it by the quart and bring it back to Mississippi with me.