Salsa Verde + Gift Idea

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

Delicious, sweet and spicy green salsa that is great for any Mexican dinner. This recipe is made in just a few minutes and is as staple as our guacamole and homemade red salsa!

Salsa Verde aka green salsa in jar with chips

aka Green Salsa

I LOVE Salsa!! We have it for so many of our meals and we love the flavor it adds to these dishes. We have our classic Homemade Salsa and Corn Salsa, but were so glad to have come up with a recipe for Salsa Verde. But, what is salsa verde?

Salsa verde aka Green Salsa is a sweet and spicy salsa made with tomatillos, cilantro, sugar and jalapeños. It is very popular in areas like Arizona and is served at many of its Mexican restaurants.

Not only is this salsa addicting, but it takes just about 2 minutes to throw together. Quick and easy – my kind of recipe!

Green Salsa Ingredients - tomatillos

How to Make Salsa Verde

You can’t beat recipes that take just minutes to make. This green salsa is so easy and requires just 4 INGREDIENTS, including: canned tomatillos, cilantro, sugar and jalapenos.

BLEND! To make this salsa, just combine all of the ingredients in the blender or food processor and pulse until blended well.

You can adjust the sweetness and spicy-ness based on the amount of sugar and jalapeños used.

NOTE: If you are looking for a salsa that is similar but does not have the sweetness, be sure to check out our Tomatillo Salsa. It’s similar but is more similar to what is found at grocery for green salsa.

How to Make Green Salsa - salsa verde ingredients

TIPS + FAQ

How long does green salsa last? If stored in an air-tight container in the fridge, salsa verde can last for about a week. If properly canned and not opened, this green salsa can last even longer in the fridge.

Can you freeze salsa verde? You can freeze green salsa by placing it in a covered airtight container or in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. This should keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. For more tips about freezing salsa, CLICK HERE.

What to serve with it? We love serving this salsa verde recipe with chips (tortilla and Frito’s), but also love it with:

Salsa Verde Recipe - in jar

Give this salsa a try and we dare you not to love it. The combination of sweet and spicy is quite addicting, and you’ll find yourself pouring it all over your Mexican food. 😉

For more salsa recipes, check out:

Salsa Verde Recipe

4.93 from 13 votes

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

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 33 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. can tomatillos (about 20)
  • 2-3 tbsp diced jalapenos
  • 1 bunch cilantro small
  • 1/2 cup sugar (to 2/3 cup)

Instructions

  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!

Recipe Video

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

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.

TO SAVE & PRINT MERRY CHRISTMAS TAGS:

To Save, CLICK on the link below of the tag you like. Then, RIGHT-CLICK and SAVE. Open it in a program like WORD, RE-SIZE, PRINT, cut out and attach.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – SQUARE TAG – TURQUOISE

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – SQUARE TAG – GREEN

We also made larger tags to use as well:

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – RECTANGLE TAG – GREEN

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – RECTANGLE TAG – TURQUOISE

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

Salsa Verde aka Green Salsa Recipe

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Author

Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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Comments

  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.

      1. 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. 🙂

        1. 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. 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

  3. 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! 😉

  4. 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?

    THANKS!!!

  5. Kellyn,
    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

  6. 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?

    1. 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. 🙂

    1. 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.

    1. I haven’t used fresh, but I’m sure you could. You would still want the same amount…about 20 small ones. Now, I’m not sure if you would need to cook them first. I wouldn’t think you’d need to. Hope that helps! 🙂

  7. I could eat the whole jar of this stuff!! It is so good & I love how easy it is to make. It’s not too sweet & is just perfect!

  8. I love how bold the flavors are when it’s homemade vs store bought. Such a wonderful gift idea though I’m definitely making enough for me to keep as well!

  9. I need to find the canned tomatillos…. I love making them in salsa but hate the peeling of the papers and the cooking! Your recipe looks so much easier,…. (I mean my new recipe for it!). 🙂

  10. One of the best and quickest salsas that you can make. In no time you can have a delicious salsa on the table to compliment any meal.