Authentic Mexican salsa verde

This recipe for salsa verde is a Mexican authentic, delicious, and filled with health benefits salsa. The perfect combination between the roasted tomatillos and roasted garlic make this salsa incredibly delicious to finish tacos, quesadillas, or enjoy with corn tortilla chips.

Authentic mexican salsa verde with roasted tomatillo

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.

Authentic Mexican salsa makes everything better right? My favorite recipe has always been this roasted tomatillo, roasted garlic, and serrano pepper recipe.

But there are a million salsa recipes out there, and the beauty of all is that there is no wrong way to prepare them. For example, a Mexican salsa verde can be made with: raw tomatillos, roasted tomatillos, steamed, or boiled ones. You can cook the cilantro or use fresh cilantro. I mean there is no wrong way to make it, it will always taste good.

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 to make mexican salsa verde

How to use salsa verde?

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

benefits of making homemade Mexican salsa verde

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.

✎TIP

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 on a griddle

Tips, tricks & other recipes:

  • DON’T FOLLOW MY EXACT RECIPE. Use my recipe as a guide. Taste while making it and make adjustments until it tastes good to you. Make this recipe your own.
  • How to roast the tomatillos? Roast the tomatillos until they change color when they char they turn into a lighter green. They also turn soft to the touch.
  • How to roast the garlic? Leave the peel ( the paper-like peel around the clove) on the garlic cloves. This will protect them from getting burned. Garlic, when burned, turns bitter, and we don’t want that.
  • How much cilantro should I use? Use the whole bunch of cilantro, leaves, and stems. In the stems is where all of the flavor and magic is. Just remove the roots.
  • Can you double the recipe? YES! 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.
  • Give it a twist. Add a diced avocado to it and serve with organic corn chips this becomes the perfect after school snack.
  • Mexican recipes to finish with this salsa. This will be GREAT with a spoonful of salsa verde :
a bunch of cilantro
vegan authentic mexican salsa verde

So here is the recipe for this AMAZING and HEALTHY

authentic Mexican 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

Authentic 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

Video

Notes

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

Nutrition

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
Diet: Vegan
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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Brenda Gonzalez

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

Maria Laura Rodriguez

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

Angelica Moreno

5 stars
Que delicia, no sabía que se hacia así

Kate

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

Blanca

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.

Wendy

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

Silvia Martinez

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

Enriqueta Lemoine

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