Best Homemade Salsa Verde

Our Homemade Salsa Verde will definitely add some zest and flavor to your tacos, chips, or grilled meats? When we talk about homemade salsas, there are literally so many ways to make it and we all tend to think our way is pretty good. This recipe really is pretty good though. It’s also pretty easy to make.

Some might say that this is the only Homemade Salsa Verde recipe you need. This vibrant, flavorful Homemade Salsa Verde is made with fresh ingredients, easily found at your local grocer. Furthermore, you can easily adjust the spice level of this recipe to your personal preference.

Why Make Your Own Homemade Salsa Verde?

Although salsas from the supermarket are easy, creating your own Homemade Salsa Verde is just as easy. In addition to it’s unique flavor, you are guaranteed complete control over all the ingredients and flavor.

Fresh Ingredients for Authentic Flavor

Using fresh ingredients is essential to creating the best Homemade Salsa Verde. Ripe tomatillos, jalapeños, cilantro, as well as onions all contribute to a well-balanced combination of flavors. You can make a very colorful, rich, and mouthwatering salsa by starting with produce that is of the highest caliber.

Customizable Heat Level

You may customize the amount of heat in your Homemade Salsa Verde to your personal taste. When you want a milder salsa, you can always cut back on the jalapeños and serrano peppers. However, if you prefer it hotter, feel free to add more peppers for more spiciness. You have the option!

Versatile Serving Options

There are a gazillion ways to serve Homemade Salsa Verde. It is so flexible. Pour it over quesadilla tacos or enchiladas, dip it in tortilla chips, or pour it for extra flavor over grilled meats or veggies. Homemade Salsa Verde is a versatile condiment that should always be in every kitchen.

Best Homemade Salsa Verde Recipe


  1. 10 medium-large tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  2. 3 jalapeño peppers, stems removed
  3. 3 serrano peppers, stems removed
  4. 1/2 white onion
  5. Water, just enough to cover vegetables
  6. 1 cup cilantro (add when blending, do not boil)
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. Lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  9. 1 teaspoon salt


  1. To a medium saucepan or pot, add the onion, jalapeños, and tomatillos. Add enough water to cover the tomatillos’ tops in the pot.
  2. Heat the water to a boil on high, then lower the heat to a simmer for five minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onion, jalapeños, and tomatillos to a blender.
  4. To the blender, add the salt, lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Process until smooth.
  5. Serve right away or store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks in an airtight container.

Boost Your Homemade Salsa Verde

  1. Instead of boiling the vegetables, try roasting them for a little sweeter taste. The process of roasting brings out the richness of the jalapeños, onions, garlic and tomatillos, giving them a somewhat caramelized flavor profile. Cooking the veggies maintains the salsa’s acidic brightness and flavor while providing a unique but equally satisfying mouthfeel.
  2. You will get about 2 cups of salsa verde from this recipe.


For those who enjoy strong flavors and fresh ingredients, this Homemade Salsa Verde recipe is for you. You can make a flavorful Homemade Salsa Verde that is appropriate for any occasion with just a few easy steps.

Therefore, instead of settling for store-bought Salsa Verde, try making your own tasty version at home. You really should try this recipe to see the difference for yourself!

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homemade salsa verde on a platter with chips

Best Homemade Salsa Verde

This Homemade Salsa Verde is full of flavor because it's made with fresh ingredients. Adjust the spice level to your personal preference and enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 1 Blender


  • 10 med-large tomatillos husked and rinsed
  • 3 jalapeño peppers stems removed
  • 3 serrano peppers stems removed
  • ½ white onion
  • water just enough to cover vegetables
  • 1 cup cilantro (add when blending do not boil)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • lime juice about ½ lime
  • 1 teaspoon teaspoon salt


  • Add tomatillos, jalapenos, and onion to a medium saucepan or pot. Fill the saucepan with enough water to cover the tops of the tomatillos.
  • Bring water to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low, and simmer untill vegetables are soft.
  • Transfer the tomatillos, jalapenos, and onion to a blender.
  • Add to blender cilantro, garlic, lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.


  • Roasting the vegetables instead of boiling adds a natural sweetness that some might prefer. Both ways are equally delicious!


Nutrition Information
Serving: 0.5cup, Calories: 50kcal (3%), Carbohydrates: 10g (3%), Protein: 2g (4%), Fat: 1g (2%), Saturated Fat: 1g (5%), Sodium: 585mg (24%), Potassium: 360mg (10%), Fiber: 3g (12%), Sugar: 6g (7%), Vitamin A: 377IU (8%), Vitamin C: 30mg (36%), Calcium: 17mg (2%), Iron: 1mg (6%)
Keyword homemade salsa verde, salsa

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