This Mexican salsa verde, prepared in two ways is the best salsa ever, it gives a burst of flavor and nutrition to everything it touches.

Salsa verde mexicana de dos maneras, cruda y cocida.

I believe that a Mexican house without salsa does NOT exist. Mexican sauces are the best that can be; they the perfect finishing layer of flavor to everything. Just think about it, a taco without salsa doesn’t taste as good as one with. I mean, I can’t even imagine it!😳 In my house, I try to always have at least one type of salsa, either red or green. But in addition to making everything delicious, salsa has become one of the only reasons I let Santiago (my son) eat chips.


I never thought I was going to have to talk about this. My kids took so long to start eating junk food that I thought they did not like it. When they were little, they saw broccoli, and they were all happy about it, the same with carrots and apples. But no, they discovered it and loved it. So we just talked about it, I told them about the 80-20% rule (80%of our diet for healthy food and the 20% for treats), and we established some rules.


Here are some:

  • They have to learn to read the labels and try to eat or buy “junk food” that has five ingredients or less.
  • They have to choose things with no funky powders or colors that will stay on their fingers forever.
  • They can only eat this type of treats on Fridays and best when eaten with friends.
  • Before eating their potato chips, they have to eat a banana, a handful of almonds, or something healthy that fills them up.
  • Also, they have to drink water eating their treat. Sometimes we can confuse thirst with cravings.
  • The last “rule” is that the chips have to be accompanied by salsa, hummus, or any other fresh stuff, even an avocado.

In my mind, it will always be best to eat chips with freshly made salsa or another healthy thing. I don’t know if it is the Mexican in me or the health-conscious mom that strives for this balance.
It takes no time to make salsa, and it only has cilantro (that has some of the most potent detox components in food, it helps us remove heavy metals from the body), onion (that has so many benefits), tomatoes and chiles (that are also filled with healthy vitamins, minerals and ).


There are many ways to prepare Mexican salsa verde, and each house has a secret recipe. For me, this recipe is the best because with the same ingredients you can make the salsa in two ways: raw and cooked. And both are delicious.
Use this recipe as a guide for making your own family recipe for salsa verde. If you like onion a lot, add more or if you prefer jalapeño peppers instead of serranos, change it. Or if you want to put an avocado in the raw sauce … BAM !! That gives it an extra burst of flavor.


Here is the recipe for this


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Salsa verde, two different ways

This Mexican salsa verde, prepared in two ways is the best salsa ever, it gives a burst of flavor and nutrition to everything it touches.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course salsa, sauce
Cuisine Mexican vegan food
Servings 2 cups
Calories 254 kcal


  • blender


  • 5-7 to tomatillos depending on the size peeled and rinsed
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, and stems
  • 1-2 serrano chili peppers
  • 1 / 4-1 / 2 cup of chopped white onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  • For the raw salsa: combine in a blender, the tomatillos, cilantro, serrano pepper, salt and a quarter cup of chopped onion. Blend until everything is well integrated, taste, and adjust the seasoning.
  • For the cooked salsa: Put all the ingredients in a saucepan to cook with a quarter cup of water. Cover and leave for ten or 15 minutes. Put in the blender and blend until everything is well integrated. Taste and adjust for seasoning.


Store in the fridge in a closed jar.


Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 7gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 609mgPotassium: 1087mgFiber: 11gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 665IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg
Keyword mexican salsa verde, salsa verde


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

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