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Authentic Salsa Verde

Beautiful authentic salsa verde that pairs well with enchiladas, tacos, eggs and so much more!
Course Salsa, Sauce, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine hispanic
Keyword easy, salsa verde
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 40 to matillos (green)
  • 12 whole serrano peppers, stems removed
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • salt to your liking


  1. Remove the shell from the tomatillos and rinse well. Place in a large pot along with the peppers and cover with water 2/3 of the way up the pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer until tomatillos start to crack and split, roughly 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Place cooked tomatillos and serranos in a blender along with all the cooking liquid. Add cilantro, garlic, onion and salt to taste. Blend until you’ve reached desired thickness.