Easy tomatillo salsa is spicy and delicious! It’s great with tortilla chips or as a sauce on top of your favorite Mexican dishes!
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
This tomatillo salsa verde has just the right amount of salty and spicy in it. I love a good green salsa and this one is amazing. It’s different from our other sweet salsa verde recipe because it doesn’t have any sugar in it—just savory ingredients! They are both really good but this one is great if you’re craving salt and heat.
I love eating salsa with my favorite tortilla chips. If I’m not careful I could sit down and just keep eating and eating until the salsa and chips are gone! Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this!?
How to Make Tomatillo Salsa
This recipe is really easy to whip up and have for a snack or make for friends/neighbors. I also like to make big batches and save it for later. Read more about freezing this salsa below!
PREP. Get started making this salsa by husking and taking off the outer skin of all of the tomatillos. You can also use canned tomatillos—just discard the juice!
BOIL. Chop up the onion, pepper, and cilantro. In a large pot, add the tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chile peppers. Then season this mixture with cilantro, cumin, oregano, and salt. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat.
SIMMER. Once the salsa is boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes. After 10-15 minutes the tomatillos should be soft. Remove the pan from the heat.
PUREE. Carefully puree the salsa in two batches in a food processor or blender. You can serve the salsa warm or keep it in the fridge until it’s chilled!
SToring info + serving tips
STORE your tomatillo salsa in mason jars or any airtight container you have! Keep it chilled in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you see a film start to develop on the top, the salsa is no longer good.
FREEZE this fresh tomatillo salsa verde 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.
We use this kind of salsa in many recipes, but here are some of our favorite recipes that it goes well with:
- Easy Green Chili Soup
- Best Loaded Nachos
- Chicken Chimichangas
- Cheesy Chicken and Rice
- Chicken Quesadillas
- Chicken Tacos
You really can’t beat salsa, and we are so happy to have mastered salsa verde – both with this savory version and with our sweet version. We know you’ll love them!
For more salsa recipes
Tomatillo Salsa Recipe
- 1 lb tomatillos husked
- 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 serrano pepper minced
- 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups water
- In a large pot, add tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chile peppers. Season with cilantro, oregano, cumin, and salt. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10-15 minutes, until tomatillos are soft. Remove from heat.
- In 2 batches, carefully puree until smooth. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.