Made with cilantro and spicy jalapenos, this tart and bright-tasting salsa verde is great with tacos or as a dip for our Baked Tortilla Chips. Once you’ve tasted homemade, there’s no going back to store bought!

This recipe makes around 1½ cups.

6 servings

9 ingredients

15 min prep

  • 4 poblano peppers, seeds removed
  • 3 tomatillos (see Chef Tips)
  • 1 small onion, peeled and cut into 4 pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups cilantro, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 jalapeno or Serrano chili, seeds removed
  • Pinch of salt

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blende. Puree until smooth.

Chef Tips

If you can’t find tomatillos, use half of a small green apple and 1 tablespoon of water instead. For a hotter sauce, use the whole pepper and chili, seeds and all.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 27; Fat: 0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 6g; Sugar: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g; Sodium: 31mg

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This recipe was originally published on Cook for Your Life. It is used by permission.

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