Salsa is the Spanish word for sauce, and verde is the Spanish word for green. While the vast majority of mexican green sauces use tomatillos as their base, this recipe has only two ingredients, and neither one is tomatillo. I "discovered" this salsa at a roadside taco stand near TECNOLOGICO DE MONTERREY, the premier university in Monterrey, Mexico. I was traveling to Monterrey monthly for about a year, and I frequented this taco stand on my visits. It took alot of work for me to get the owner of the business to give me his recipe. I was amazed by this salsa's spice, flavor and simplicity.