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5 from 8 votes

Salsa Verde

Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: green salsa, mexican food, salsa, salsa verde, tomatillos
Servings: 2 cups


  • 5 tomatillos husks off and rinsed
  • 2 -3 jalapenos or serrano peppers Quantity depends on desired spice level. Seeds removed for less spice
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water amount depends on desired consistency
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Line baking sheet with aluminum foil or spray sheet with preferred cooking spray. Place everything on sheet except cilantro, water, and salt and pepper.
  • Place baking sheet under broiler for 5-7 minutes until starting to char. At this point remove garlic cloves as to not burn them. Flip everything over and broil for another 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to burn the vegetables. You only want a slight char.
    Alternatively you can boil all the veggies in some water until tender.
  • Place everything in a blender, starting with 1/4 cup of water and seasoning to taste. Add an additional 1/4 cup of water if salsa is too thick or thinner salsa is desired.