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A white bowl filled with green salsa verde surrounded by tortilla chips.
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5 from 3 votes

Salsa Verde

A green salsa made with tomatillos, onions, jalapenos and cilantro.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Green Salsa, salsa, Salsa Verde
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 22kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 2 pounds tomatillos
  • 2 jalapenos seeded
  • 1 white onion quartered
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Place tomatillos on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Roast in oven for 20 minutes until slightly browned on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Cut tomatillos into quarters and place in food processor along with quartered onion and chopped jalapeno. Puree for 20-30 seconds until well pureed.
  • Add cilantro, lime juice and salt. Pulse 4-6 times until cilantro is chopped.
  • Taste and add additional salt if needed


  • Be certain to wash sticky residue from tomatillos before roasting
  • For a milder salsa, use just one jalapeno
  • For a spicier salsa, add an additional jalapeno
  • Store prepared salsa in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks


Serving: 4Tablespoons | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg