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The Traditional
“Green Salsa"

This is a salsa that you have to prepare, you have to try and you have to experience to feel the true flavor of the authentic Mexican food.

– The seasoning of this salsa identifies perfectly well the Mexican
cuisine with its flavors that are spicy, fresh, sour and a slight sweetness . All this in the same salsa.

The green salsa is a salsa that is present on all the tables where typical Mexican food is served – it is like the salt and
pepper of the Mexicans. What the Mexicans do is add it on their dishes to give them more flavor, it also makes the food not to taste as dry.

Although this is not the only function of the salsa it is also used to cook dishes like the
enchiladas , chilaquiles , pork ribs in green salsa , divorced eggs, pork rinds in green salsa, etc.

About the Recipe

  • This salsa is perfect for beginners because only some ingredients have to be cooked and then blend everything – that easy.
  • The green salsa has tomatillos. When you buy them select the ones that are greener and harder, this indicates that they are ripe.
  • The recipe is given with 1 jalapeno pepper however if you want a spicier salsa more jalapeno peppers can be used – under your own risk.
  • In the salsa will be ready.
  • This recipe yields 2 cups of salsa.


  • 12 Tomatillos (17.6 oz)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (.5 oz)
  • 1/4 of an Onion (2.1 oz)
  • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz)
  • 5 Coriander sprigs (1.7 oz)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Mixing Spatula
  • 1 Knife

  • Directions

    Cook some Ingredients

    1. Finely chop 2 coriander sprigs (.7 oz), then reserve.
    2. Put in a saucepan:
    • 12 Tomatillos.
    • 1 Jalapeno Pepper.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. Leave the ingredients cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until the tomatillos turn to a lighter color.

    Don’t cook the tomatillos for a long time because its skin breaks and its flavor becomes bitter

    1. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, the ingredients that were cooked.

    Blend the Ingredients

    1. Also add in the blender, along with the other ingredients:
    • 1/4 of an Onion.
    • 1 Garlic clove.
    • 3 Coriander sprigs (1 oz).
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients.
    2. Pour in a bowl the mixture that was blended and add the coriander that was minced.
    3. Mix very well the green salsa with a mixing spatula.

    Put Green Salsa
    To Everything!

    Green Salsa accompanied with tortilla chips

    Suggestions: Try this salsa with tortilla chips or accompanying some delicious squash blossom quesadillas.

    Variation: If you want the green salsa to be fresher, transform it into green salsa with avocado.

    Did you like the Green Salsa?

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    Here are some fresh and spicy jalapeno peppers that will make of your salsa a delight.

    If you need tomatillos these have a very good flavor and they will arraive fresh to your house.

    You can also prepare this salsa in molcajete.