Salsa Verde

A few weeks ago we bought a ton of tomatillos (they look like green tomatoes in husks) and we didn’t really know what to do with them. We’ve cooked with them before but always just as an addition to a recipe.

Tomatillos! Sans-husks

We decided to put our food processor to use and make Salsa Verde.


  • Tomatillos (roughly the amount you see in the photo above will make a nice amount of salsa verde – enough for cooking a couple of recipes while still having some left over for dipping)
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Juice of one lime

Remove husks and rinse the tomatillos (they’ll be sticky!). Put them all into a pot of boiling water. Boil until soft, approximately five minutes.

Let the tomatillos cool off a bit and put all of the ingredients into the food processor or blender and mix. Add as much of the other ingredients as you like depending on preference. More jalapenos will make it spicier, more garlic will make it more garlicky and more cilantro will make it more… uh…. cilantro-like.

Once the ingredients have been all diced and mixed, let it cool before serving. You can serve it with nachos, or use it in your favourite Mexican dish. We made enchiladas with some of ours and they were fantastic!


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