Salsa Verde Recipe for Your Tacos, Enchiladas & More

This addictive, spicy salsa verde recipe (also known as “green sauce”) brings the best flavors of Mexico to your dinner plate in 10 minutes or less.

Pico de gallo is great and all, but what your enchiladas, quesadillas, and tacos really need are a side (or drenching) of homemade salsa verde. The good news is, salsa verde could not be easier to make from scratch. Ten minutes, seven simple ingredients, and a blender are all you need to have salsa verde on the table.

This spicy salsa verde recipe combines some of the best flavors of Mexico into one delicious sauce. Serrano peppers add heat, while tomatillos (green tomatoes), white onions, cilantro, and bone broth create an addictive savory taste. All that’s left is avocado to add a bright green color and cool, creamy texture. 

How to Use Salsa Verde in a Recipe

Although salsa verde is a traditional Mexican condiment, it can be used to spice up and enhance the flavors of almost any recipe. This easy salsa verde recipe can be served with scrambled eggs or an omelette, added to soup, or even served over top of a baked chicken breast and green salad. In Mexico, it’s sometimes served on the side when you order a pizza.
In short, salsa verde is life.

This addictive, spicy salsa verde recipe (also known as “green sauce”) brings the best flavors of Mexico to your dinner plate in 10 minutes or less.

What Can I Substitute for Salsa Verde in a Recipe?

If you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand to make salsa verde, you can make salsa roja (“red sauce”). If you have red tomatoes and white onion in the fridge to use up, whipping up a salsa roja is the perfect opportunity to keep them from going to waste.

Salsa roja is like the sister of salsa verde. It’s a little spicy, but instead of tomatillos, salsa roja is made with regular tomatoes, garlic, white onion, and jalapeno (of course, you can also add bone broth to a salsa roja recipe for a little boost of savory flavor).

Salsa Verde Recipe

This addictive, spicy salsa verde recipe (also known as “green sauce”) brings the best flavors of Mexico to your dinner plate in 10 minutes or less.
Course sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword salsa verde recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 167 kcal
Author Sharon Chen

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all prepared ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend well and preserve.

Recipe Notes

Put one of the avocado seeds in the salsa when preserving to prevent color from changing.

 

This addictive, spicy salsa verde recipe (also known as “green sauce”) brings the best flavors of Mexico to your dinner plate in 10 minutes or less.

About the Author

Sharon Chen is the founder and creator behind StreetSmart Kitchen, a recipe website that helps busy professionals to prepare healthy meals in less time they ever thought possible. Download her Top 18 One-Dish Meals Cookbook for free here: http://bit.ly/SSK-Free-Cookbook

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