Green Salsa with Tomatillos

Green Salsa with Tomatillos

This is a salsa sauce that uses green tomato-like tomatillos. You can get this eye-popping spicy taste in just 10 minutes! Serve it alongside main dishes.

Ingredients: 100 ml

100 g
Serrano chili peppers or jalapeño peppers
Cilantro or coriander leaves
2 tablespoons
Lime juice
1 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon (as desired)
Water (as needed)
1-2 teaspoons


1. Peel and remove the stem from the tomatillos then roughly chop them. De-seed and remove the stem from the Serrano chili peppers or jalapeño peppers and slice them into an adequate size.
2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and blend them together until you get a purée. Add the water depending on the water content of the tomatillos. The salsa is ready!
3. Tomatillos are Chinese lantern plant-like vegetables that have a green fruit covered in an outer skin. They're usually around the size of a golf ball.
4. I used Serrano chili peppers this time. I used 1 large one but you can adjust the amount to get your preferred level of spiciness.
5. You can use red tomatoes instead of tomatillos to get a red salsa instead if you'd prefer. However red tomatoes have a higher water-content so it's better not to add too much more water to the mix if used.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a variety of salsa that is often served alongside meals at Mexican restaurants. I find the green salsa more refreshing so I prefer it. Tomatillos are usually used in cooking after heating but I wanted a more refreshing flavour so left them fresh to make Salsa Verde Cruda.