Salsa verde is the green sauce typically paired with tomato salsa on the table of most any Mexican restaurant. Here's how to make it at home.
Why This Recipe Works
Our Salsa Verde recipe includes the typical ingredients: tomatillos, onions, garlic, jalapeño, and lots of cilantro. We boiled the tomatillos until tender, then added the rest of the ingredients raw because the tomatillos needed a little cooking to temper their sharply acidic flavor. Our recipe calls for a large amount of cilantro to ensure that its flavor stands out from the other ingredients. The flesh of the chiles is pretty mild flavored, so for a spicier version of our Salsa Verde recipe, we added the ribs and seeds of the jalapeños.
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