Green Salsa Recipe {Tomatillo Salsa Verde}

Green Salsa Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Verde

This green salsa recipe is the best tomatillo salsa verde recipe… ever! We use roasted tomatillos to make this yummy salsa de tomatillos, and it makes all the difference in the flavor.

This easy tomatillo salsa recipe is just 34 calories for 1/2 cup (that’s a lot of salsa!) and it’s easy to make and simple to clean up.

Green Salsa Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Verde

In this article you will learn how to make green salsa recipes low in calories. We skip all the oil when roasting the tomatillos, cutting calories and fat.

And to make this tomatillo verde sauce easy, we’ve supplied you with a shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label and more.

This green salsa recipe is just 34 calories for 1/2 cup!

Green Salsa Recipe {Tomatillo Salsa Verde}

Below, you will learn how to cook tomatillos and jalapeños together to make the best salsa verde recipe.

This delicious green tomatillo salsa verde recipe is wonderful with chips, over enchiladas, and in your favorite chili recipe.

Green Salsa Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Verde

We’ve supplied you with everything you’ll need to make green tomatillo sauce…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Salsa Verde Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Tomatillo Salsa Verde
  • Easy Green Salsa Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Green Salsa Recipes

Take a screenshot of the shopping list on your phone so you have it handy the next time you go shopping. And email yourself the recipe card (or print it!) so you have it available the next time you have a craving for this healthy green salsa recipe.

In the next sections we will show you what to buy, and how to cook a tomatillo in the oven to make the best tomatillo salsa verde recipe.

Up next, you’ll find a shopping list for our healthy tomatillo sauce recipe…

Salsa Verde Ingredients

Salsa verde, also know as salsa de tomatillo is a delicious green salsa recipe that uses cooked tomatillos as the base. This tangy salsa recipe is wonderful on all your favorite dishes, and adds complexity to dishes.

To make green tomatillos verdes recipes, you’ll need to purchase tomatillos. That means you will need to know how to pick out a tomatillo. Here’s how to pick one out…

Green Salsa Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Question: “How do you pick out a tomatillo?”

Answer: “To pick out a good tomatillo, look for one with a tight or relatively tight husk. Also the best tomatillos should be firm on the inside, but not rock-hard.”

Shopping List for Green Salsa with Tomatillos:

  • Tomatillos
  • Jalapeño
  • White onion 
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Salt

Special Tip: You can find the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how much of this green salsa recipe you want to make, and it will do all the math for you!

This tomatillos sauce recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients. So be sure to get good quality. You’ll want to get fresh cilantro and fresh limes for the recipe.

Up next, how to make salsa with tomatillo recipes..

How to Make Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo salsa verde is easy to make, and packs a punch with flavor.

First thing we will do is roast the tomatillos, then we will blend the salsa verde ingredients together in a blender or food processor.

Green Salsa Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Special Tip: By using foil, we can gather up all the juices that run out of the tomatillos as they cook. So be sure to cover the entire baking sheet! (P.S. The foil also makes cleanup a breeze!)

How to Make Salsa with Tomatillos:

  1. Preheat the oven broiler and position the rack 4 inches below the heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place the tomatillos and jalapeño on a rimmed baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes, until they’re blackened in some spots.
  3. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, flip over the tomatillos and pepper and broil for 5-6 minutes, until the tomatillos and pepper is blistered.
  4. To a food processor or blender, combine the onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and cooked tomatillos and pepper along with any juices. (Note- If you want mild salsa, allow the jalapeño pepper to cool, then cut in half and remove all the seeds.)
  5. Pulse the salsa verde ingredients until smooth.
  6. Taste and add more salt or lime juice as needed.
  7. Move to a glass bowl and cover. Chill in the fridge for 3-5 hours before serving.

Special Notes on Making Tomatillo Salsa Recipes:

  • The salsa verde will thicken up after a few hours in the refrigerator.
  • You can make creamy salsa verde by adding 2 diced avocados to the blender.
  • To make the salsa “Hot” use 2 jalapeños, and to make it mild, remove all the seeds. This recipe makes a “Medium” heat salsa.
  • Any onions will work, white onions are traditional.
  • This salsa de tomatillos will hold in the fridge for one week.

Special Tip: You can find the measurements, ingredients, how to guide, nutrition and more in the recipe card below… We gathered up all the information from above and added it to a sharable recipe card!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for our low calorie tomatillo salsa verde recipe…

Green Salsa Recipe

This Green Salsa Recipe is the best Tomatillo Salsa Verde! The low calorie green salsa recipe is just 34 calories and so easy to make… And easy to clean up.

Green salsa recipes are wonderful on lots of different recipes, but I love it with tortilla chips. No matter how to serve this salsa verde recipe, I know you’ll love it!

Green Salsa Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Verde

The BEST Salsa Verde Recipe (LOW CALORIE!)

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This is the easiest and the best salsa verde recipe! It's just 34 calories per 1/2 cup and can be made easily as we roast the tomatillos in the oven first.
Included with this green salsa recipe, you'll find notes on how to make this tomatillo salsa verde "Hot, Medium, or Mild" and how to make a creamy avocado tomatillo salsa recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course sauce, Side Dish, topping
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 5 servings
Calories 34 kcal

Equipment

  • blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 12 tomatillos husked
  • 1 jalapeño whole with stem removed
  • ½ white onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven broiler and position the rack 4 inches below the heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Place the tomatillos and jalapeño on a rimmed baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes, until they’re blackened in some spots.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven, flip over the tomatillos and pepper and broil for 5-6 minutes, until the tomatillos and pepper is blistered.
  • To a food processor or blender, combine the onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and cooked tomatillos and pepper along with any juices. (Note- If you want mild salsa, allow the jalapeño pepper to cool, then cut in half and remove all the seeds.)
  • Pulse the salsa verde ingredients until smooth.
  • Taste and add more salt or lime juice as needed.
  • Move to a glass bowl and cover. Chill in the fridge for 3-5 hours before serving.

Tomatillo Salsa Notes:

  • The salsa verde will thicken up after a few hours in the refrigerator.
  • You can make creamy salsa verde by adding 2 diced avocados to the blender.
  • To make the salsa “Hot” use 2 jalapeños, and to make it mild, remove all the seeds. This recipe makes a “Medium” heat salsa.
  • Any onions will work, white onions are traditional.
  • This salsa de tomatillos will hold in the fridge for one week.

Nutrition

Calories: 34kcalCarbohydrates: 6.8gProtein: 1gFat: 0.9gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 0.7gCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword sauce, Side Dish, topping
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Nutrition and Calories in Green Salsa Recipes

Green salsa with tomatillos can be made different ways. Some people like to boil them (and unfortunately boil out some of the flavor). And other’s roast the green tomatillos in oil.

We roast the tomatillos without oil, thus saving 100’s of calories and lots of fat. What you end up with is a healthy, low calorie salsa verde that tastes amazing and won’t ruin your diet.

Nutrition and Calories in Green Salsa Recipes

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