Tomatillo Salsa

Homemade Salsa Verde with Cilantro

Tomatillo salsa is also known as salsa verde. It is a green sauce that is used in a variety of Mexican dishes. It is tart and very, very good.

Tomatillo salsa is used as is with chips or in dishes like baked fish, baked chicken breast, enchiladas, Aztec pie and chile verde.

Tomatillos are also known as husk tomatoes – although they are only relatives of the tomato. They come covered in a husk and are quite sticky when peeled. A simple rinse will take care of this. I like husking them, washing them and giving them a quick boil. I then cool them off completely and freeze them. This way I always have them handy when I need them.

Here is what you are going to need for this quick and easy tomatillo salsa:

Makes about 3 cups of salsa

3 cups husked, chopped tomatillos
½ red onion, finely chopped
½ white onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
3 jalapenos, chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup white wine vinegar
1 lime, juiced

Place all of the ingredients in a heavy pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 minutes. Mash with a potato masher. Preserve in hot jars or cool down and refrigerate.

Serve with chips or use for baking fish or chicken enchiladas with sour cream. Enjoy!

2 TBS Salsa -CALORIES 12.59; FAT 0.23 grs (sat 0.02; mono 0.05; poly 0.08); PROTEIN 0.42 grs; FIBER 0.60 grs; CARBS 2.70 grs; CHOLESTEROL 0.00 mg; IRON 0.34 mg; SODIUM 98.5 mg; CALCIUM 7.30 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • June 20, 2010


    good day ma’am, is this the same green sauce used in your chicken enchilada? i will definitely try this out and give it as presents, maybe with the colored tortilla chips. thank you.

  • June 21, 2010


    This is slightly different. Try it out I promise you will love it! Thank you for coming by and have an amazing week!
    Mary Ann

  • November 8, 2011

    Jennifer Vincent

    i liked yur recipes specially salsa & enchiladas please post me free recipes i would love to try them on love u.

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