Sweet Salsa Verde Recipe + Gift Idea

Sweet Salsa Verde - a delicious salsa recipe that is sweet and takes just minutes to make. Ingredients include tomatillos, jalapenos, sugar, & cilantro.

I LOVE Salsa!!

Ever since I moved to Texas I haven’t been able to find a Salsa I really like (insert sad face here). Back home we would always get El Sol Salsa found at Sam’s Club, which is made by some family friends. We LOVE it!! Since I haven’t been able to find any at the stores I really like I’ve had to try and make some myself. Fortunately, I have Chili’s Copy Cat Salsa recipe down (which I will be sharing in the coming weeks) as well as a Sweet Salsa Verde recipe my sister made up. It is SO SO SO good. I could seriously drink it!! It took me awhile to find a place that sold Tomatillos in the can, but I finally found them at HEB and have been loving this Green Salsa recipe!! Best part is that most salsa recipes just require that you stick everything in the blender, which means it only takes minutes to make – my kind of recipe. :)

If you’ve ever had Salsa Verde then you know how stinkin’ delicious it is. Also know now that it is SUPER easy to make. SO glad my sis took the time to make a great recipe for it. :)

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Sweet Salsa Verde Recipe + Gift Idea
  • 1 lg can tomatillos (about 20)
  • 2-3 TB diced jalapenos
  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • ¾ cup sugar
  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Do not add the juice from your tomatillo can. Add additional jalapenos for more spice or sugar for more sweet.
  2. Enjoy with tortilla chips. This dip is awesome with lime tortilla chips. Yum!

Sweet Salsa Verde - a delicious salsa recipe that is sweet and takes just minutes to make. Ingredients include tomatillos, jalapenos, sugar, & cilantro.Sweet Salsa Verde - a delicious salsa recipe that is sweet and takes just minutes to make. Ingredients include tomatillos, jalapenos, sugar, & cilantro.


With it being Christmas I’ve also been thinking about Food Gifts, and this Salsa is perfect for it.

Turn this recipe into a gift just by throwing it in a jar and attaching a printable!!

Sweet Salsa Verde Christmas Gift with Free Printable on { lilluna.com }

I made this print for you that is cute and simple!

It doesn’t need to be used just for salsa. It can be used for anything!! Attach it to a jar of candy or a box or plate of cookies.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas PrintWe Wish You A Merry Christmas-2 Print

To download just click on the image you want above, and then RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE. Then open it in a program like WORD, RE-SIZE, print and cut out. Super easy!!

Sweet Green Salsa Christmas Gift with Free Printable { lilluna.com }

Sweet Salsa Verde Christmas Gift with Free Printable on { lilluna.com }

I attached mine with some glue dots and added some ribbon around the lid. EASY!!

I also decided to make the tag into a printable so you can frame it or make it into a card. There are two versions. Just like above you click on the image you want below and then RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE. Then open it in a program like WORD, RE-SIZE, print and cut out.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas Chalk Print - GREEN


We Wish You a Merry Christmas Chalk Print - FREE PRINT on { lilluna.com }


I hope you like the Salsa recipe, and the tags… and the prints. I guess today’s post is a 3 in 1. 😉

For more Christmas Food Gifts, be sure to check out:

SWEET, Cute and Cheap Christmas Gift Idea! Free prints on { lilluna.com }

Sweet Gift Idea

Cupcake Gift Jar!! So cute and unique!! Keep upside down or turn it right side up & fill with treats!

Cupcake Gift Jar

Super cute Hot Cocoa Gift idea with Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe. PLUS, free tags on { lilluna.com }

Hot Cocoa Gift

Stay tuned for even more Food Gift ideas.

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  1. 1

    I love El Sol salsa! I can get it (sometimes) at Walmart, but not at our Sam’s. I wish they did have it. I am in northern AZ.

    • 2

      El Sol is our FAVORITE!!! We go there all the time (the bakery is in Chandler). I’m going home for Christmas and it’s on my MUST EAT AT list. :)

      • 3
        Sheila Laurence :

        I had no idea that they had a bakery or anything like that. Wow – we should try to do that sometime. I bet it’s really good. Their salsa is on my list today. I can go through a container every week by myself. :) We are in Prescott, and go down to the Phoenix area as often as we can afford to during the winter, so maybe we could go there. My husband and I drive our kids nuts with all the Mexican food. :)

        • 4

          Yes, you should definitely go!! It’s in Chandler on the west side of Arizona Ave. in between Warner and Ray. It’s a little hole in the wall, but we LOVE it!! SO SO good! 😀

  2. 5

    Oh yum! I love salsa verde, glad to have found your recipe, thanks for sharing! And those labels are fantastic, I’ve pinned this post and will definitely be using both the recipe and the labels this holiday season, thanks for sharing!
    -Molly from Just a Little Creativity
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  3. 7

    Yum! This looks delicious! I am definitely pinning this one for later.
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  4. 9

    Fabulous- I can think of at least 10 different recipes I would use this in. YUM
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  5. 11

    I’ve never had El Sol, so I’m not sure what style of salsa you prefer, Kristyn, but have you tried the fresh HEB brand salsa in the refrigerated produce section? It comes in clear, resealable baggies, and I think it’s pretty good and very fresh-tasting (but I like my salsa puréed like that). Hope you can bring back a crate of El Sol when you go home for the holidays! 😉
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  6. 13

    I’m making this for Christmas gifts for my girlfriends this weekend…do you prefer to use fresh jalapeños or do you use the jarred/pickled variety?


  7. 14

    HEB also carries Julio’s salsa in the refrigerator section (usually by cream cheese/sour cream). It is a great line of fresh homemade salsa. It’s made in Del Rio, Tx. HEB also stocks the Julio chips – which have an extra layer of spice on them. As for restaurant salsa.. the hole in the wall Adelita’s off Bailey Road in Pearland is great. I’ve asked them for years to package their salsa. I’d buy it by the case :)

    I will definitely be making this recipe very soon! Love the simplicity of it.
    Thanks! ~sba

  8. 15

    This looks delicious! I would like to make this for gifts but am wondering how long the salsa will stay well without pressure canning it?

    • 16

      Hi Heather! Not sure exactly how long it stays in the fridge since we always go throught it in a few days, but I’m thinking at least a week or two. Hope that helps. :)

  9. 17
    RaNae+Bradshaw :

    With both the Red Salsa and the green..How much does one recipe make…a pint…2 pints? I need to buy jars.

  10. 18

    Sugar? and so much of it? I have NEVER put sugar in my Salsa’s….why would you do that?

    • 19

      Agree on the sugar.

      I made this with only 1/4 cup and it was still a little too sweet. Can’t imagine 3/4 cup.

      I was good though. Will just need a little tweaking to make it perfect.

      • 20

        I always suggest to readers that they modify my recipes to their liking. If you want it less sweet, I’d definitely decrease the amount of sugar. 😉

    • 21

      It’s SWEET Salsa Verde… it’s different from your typical savory salsa. And if you don’t like it that sweet just add less sugar. 😉
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  11. 22

    Does this need to be refrigerated?
    Thanks for the cute idea!