Fresh Tomatillo and Jalapeño Salsa, photo by Sonia Mendez GarciaPhoto by Sonia Mendez Garcia

Fresh Tomatillo and Jalapeño Salsa

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2-3 servings
This delicious tomatillo and jalapeño salsa is perfect as a dip or to top your favorite dishes.

There's nothing like a homemade salsa to add freshness and aroma to your food. This tomatillo and jalapeño salsa brings together a few simple ingredients that combine to lend a burst of flavor to your dishes. A good salsa verde shouldn't be overly complicated. You just need to keep it natural and with ripe green tomatillos, spicy jalapeños (seeded or de-seeded, depending on how much heat you like), fresh cilantro, red onion and lime.

This salsa makes a terrific dip for nachos, or you can serve with tacos, flautas, enchiladas and much more. Note: The tomatillos will release a bit of water. You could drain some of it so that your salsa is not so watery.


  • 8 tomatillos
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • teaspoons salt

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  1. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and wash off. Roughly chop the tomatillos, jalapeños and slice the garlic.
  2. Transfer to the blender or processor, add the lime juice and 1½ teaspoons of salt. Pulse 7 to 8 times to achieve a coarse-looking salsa.
  3. Taste for salt, then transfer to a bowl. Fold in the red onions and cilantro, cover and let sit for 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
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