Authentic Mexican salsa verde

This recipe for salsa verde is a Mexican authentic, delicious, and filled with health benefits. It is true, let me tell you why.

roasted tomatillo salsa verde

I grew up eating freshly made salsas in every meal. At the center of the table, there were always hand made tortillas, “queso fresco” and any type of Mexican salsa.

Salsa makes everything better right? My favorite recipe has always been this roasted tomatillo, roasted garlic, and serrano pepper recipe. I really do not mind if it is cooked, roasted, or all raw ingredients. I mean as long as it is salsa verde and I have the extra little touch of spicy magic in every dish I ‘m happy.

Tomatillos in a bowl

How to use salsa verde?

This recipe is so easy to prepare and it has a “million and one” different uses. You could use it as a base for a

  • green pozole (pozole verde)
  • green Mexican enchiladas
  • or a corn tortilla taco with guacamole and a big spoonful of it
  • or just serve it with chips as an appetizer or snack.

One of the benefits of making your batch of this Mexican salsa at home is that without even noticing, we are eating tons of antioxidants, vitamins, and good stuff for our body. YES! This roasted tomatillo salsa verde is also good for you! Another reason to enjoy it.

Did you know that cilantro helps our body get rid of heavy metals in our bodies? This is another reason for us to eat freshly made Mexican food, don’t you think?

roasted tomatillos , garlic and serrano peppers

Tips, tricks & other recipes:

  • Use my recipe as a guide. Taste while making it and make adjustments until it tastes good to you.
  • Roast the tomatillos until they change color when they char they turn into a lighter green.
  • Remember to leave the peel on the garlic cloves. This will protect them from getting burned.
  • Use the whole bunch of cilantro, leaves, and stems. In the stems is where all of the flavors are.
  • Double this recipe and use it as for soup (a green posole will be great), for enchiladas, to season refried beans, or any other Mexican food you have in mind.
  • If you add a diced avocado to it and serve with organic corn chips this becomes the perfect after school snack.
  • Here are some recipes that will taste GREAT with a spoonful :
a bunch of cilantro
vegan mexican sauce

So here is the recipe for this AMAZING and HEALTHY

salsa verde

and I hope you like it as much as I do. If you do please share the blog, the recipe and upload a picture of in on Instagram with @piloncilloyvainilla so I can see it.  Do you follow me on  Pinterest? I would love to see you over there as well.

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5 from 6 votes

Mexican salsa verde

This recipe for Mexican salsa verde is authentic, super easy to make and tastes great with everything. The combination of fresh ingredients and roasted ingredients makes it different from other classic recipes and delicious.
10 mins
10 mins
20 mins
6 personas
Calories: 9kcal


  • 4-5 tomatillos
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 serrano chili peppers
  • a bunch of cilantro
  • pinch of salt


To make it in the oven.

  • Roast the tomatillos, garlic cloves, and serrano peppers in the oven at 350ºF until golden brown. Then put them in the blender with a big pinch of salt and cilantro.
  • Taste for seasoning, adjust if necessary.

To prepare on the stove.

  • Roast the tomatillos, the serrano chile peppers and garlic on a pan or skillet.
  • Blend the cooked tomatillos, serrano pepper, garlic cloves with the fresh cilantro and the salt. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.



Remember to leave the skin on garlic while it roasts; this protects it from burning on the inside.


Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Mexican vegan, salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: salsa verde
Author: Piloncillo&Vainilla

Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Enriqueta Lemoine

5 stars
I love salsa verde. It’s a must and a staple in my kitchen.

Silvia Martinez

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Salsa verde is so versatile, we add it to tacos, tortas, tostadas, in soup, etc. Love it!


5 stars
No sabia que la salsa verde es un antioxidante. Yo adoro la salsa verde


5 stars
I just love salsa Verde specially over tacos. But what I like the most is how you can use it to make many other dishes.


5 stars
This is a family favorite at our house too. I put onion in mine and TONS of cilantro. Going to have to try your version. xo

Angelica Moreno

5 stars
Que delicia, no sabía que se hacia así

Maria Laura Rodriguez

5 stars
With this post I learned how to toast the tomatillos, I did not know! Thank you so much!

Brenda Gonzalez

5 stars
Love salsa verde! Well honestly I love Mexican food. I can eat the salsa verde on top of chicken. Delicious.!