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A clear mixing bowl full of a traditional salsa verde recipe.

Traditional Salsa Verde

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


A quick and easy way to make a tasty, tangy, and traditional salsa verde. Roasted tomatillos and a few other ingredients are blended together and ready to serve.


  • 5 tomatillos, husked and rinsed (a little more than ½ lb)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. Place tomatillos on a rimmed baking sheet and place under the broiler set to high. Broil until they are blackened in places, approximately 5 minutes. Flip tomatillos and broil for another 5 minutes.
  2. Add tomatillos and remaining salsa ingredients to a food processor or blender. Pulse until the mixture is mostly smooth. Season with additional salt to taste.
  3. Refrigerate salsa until ready to serve.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Salsa
  • Method: Broil, Blend
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: Salsa verde, dip, tomatillo