Salsa Verde

30 Jan

Green salsa. Salsa verde. This salsa can be used for just about anything you feel like — chips and salsa, for your eggs, for breakfast burritos, for taco salads, for tostadas, for….just about whatever you feel like. This salsa is like a combination of me trying to recreate the green salsa boyfriend’s mom makes (mine is seriously not there, yet) and what the boyfriend *thinks* his mom does to make it.


Ingredient List:
– Roughly 10 tomatillos, halved
– 4-5 serrano peppers, chopped (This will definitely make your salsa spicy so you might want to lower the amount)
– 1 yellow onion, chopped
– 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
– 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
– Juice of 2 limes
– Salt and pepper
– Water


1. In a large pan, cook the onions and garlic with some salt and pepper. After 2-3 minutes, add in the serrano peppers. About 1 minute later, add in the tomatillos.

2. Add about 1/2 cup of water to cook everything in. Sometimes I mash the tomatillos with a potato masher to help the process along. Let this cook for 7-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Once the tomatillos have cooked down, pour the mixture into a blender. Add in the cilantro, lime juice, and more water as necessary. Blend! Adjust the water and salt and pepper until it has reached the consistency and flavor you like.

4. Serve up and enjoy!

The Boyfriend Rates It:4.5

This was my favorite salsa during my teenage years. It always reminds me of my grema.


One Response to “Salsa Verde”


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