Tomatillo Salsa

Also known as salsa verde, this versatile sauce is great for more than just green enchiladas. Serve a dollop atop your favorite grilled piece of meat or as the salsa for tacos. If you like spicy food, don’t remove the seeds from the jalapeño.

  • Makes 2 cups
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 lb. tomatillos, papery skins removed
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed and seeded
  • Salt to taste

Cooking instructions

  1. Quarter the tomatillos and place in a medium saucepan with the onion and water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
  2. With the motor running, drop the garlic through the chute of a food processor and process until minced. Turn off the food processor and add the remaining ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Delicious with steak, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables.


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