Salsa Verde

Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Green chile, Salsa
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories: 241kcal
Traditional green chile condiment for Tex-Mex food
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  • 1 white onion peeled, trimmed, and quartered
  • 1 lb tomatillos husks removed, quartered
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 head garlic cloves separated and peeled
  • 2 jalapeno peppers stemmed and seeded
  • 2 quarts water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the onion, garlic, tomatillos, and jalapenos in a large sauce pan
  • Add the water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a medium boil and cook for 45 min to an hour, until vegetables are all very soft.
  • Place the vegetables and the liquid in a blender, add the cilantro, and blend until smooth.
  • Season to taste. Store refrigerated for one week, or frozen for up to 6 months.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 1600mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1363IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 4mg