Salsa Verde [Mexico]

There are many “green sauce” recipes out there across different cultures that makes use of fresh and vibrant green herbs, however one of our favorites is the Mexican version that’s built on a foundation of tomatillos. Our recipe is straightforward and almost a no-recipe recipe giving you the ability to adjust the flavors to your liking. All you need to do is get a good char on the tomatillos, onions, and serranos before blending them with some cilantro, lime, and salt. You can char them on a grill, in a cast iron skillet, or under a broiler. We start with a recommendation of 2 serranos for every 5 tomatillos, but of course you can control the spice level of the sauce by either adding more or taking one away. Remember, taste along the way to see just how much salt and lime juice you want to add!

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  • 5 tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 2 serranos
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • Lime juice, fresh, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Char tomatillos, onion, and serranos. Get a nice char on the skins of the tomatillos, onion, and serranos by grilling them, placing them in a smoking hot cast iron skillet, or broiling them.
  2. Blend with cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Transfer the charred ingredients into a blender. Top off with the cilantro leaves and blend for a few seconds until the ingredients just start to come together. Taste the mixture, then add freshly squeezed lime juice and salt to your liking. Continue blending until desired consistency.

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