This is great with any tacos. My mother-in-law is from Mexico and showed me how to make this. I only added a few more things to make it better.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the tomatillos, serrano peppers, onion, and garlic in a saucepan, and add water to just cover. Sprinkle the salt over the top, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook until the tomatillos are soft and have turned slightly brownish in color, 20 to 30 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep the mixture from burning as it cooks.

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  • Pour the cooked vegetables into a blender, and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

6 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 1.1g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 436.5mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Great salsa! For a different spin on it, try oven broiling the tomatillos, peppers, onion and garlic until slightly charred. Then puree. I usually add some chopped fresh cilantro and a couple squeezes of lime juice too! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/15/2015
I made the recipe as written and I thought it was bland and salty. That's why I'm giving it 3 Stars as written. It wasn't spicy which is how I like my salsa. It's how I believe it should be. I've been eating salsa since I was a kid and put that awesome goodness on almost anything lol. I thought it had potential and after the changes I made it's now a 5 in my house. I increased the amount of peppers added cilantro and reduced the salt. This salsa had way too much salt. I add about 1.5 tsp sometimes 2 tsp. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Great salsa! For a different spin on it, try oven broiling the tomatillos, peppers, onion and garlic until slightly charred. Then puree. I usually add some chopped fresh cilantro and a couple squeezes of lime juice too! Read More
(152)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2010
This is my salsa verde. I noticed the amount of water need in this recipe is missing, you should start with 1 cup of water, it shoud be absorbed by the time the tomatillos are golden brown. Also some people like to add 1 bunch of chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. But I like mine just how it is. Also if you want a smoother version you could put it through the strainer after you blend it to get the seeds out. Also if you dont want it that spicy you can use different chilies. Jalapenos work well. Also, do not drain the water, it should be mostly absorbed by the time your tomatillos are browned. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2015
I made the recipe as written and I thought it was bland and salty. That's why I'm giving it 3 Stars as written. It wasn't spicy which is how I like my salsa. It's how I believe it should be. I've been eating salsa since I was a kid and put that awesome goodness on almost anything lol. I thought it had potential and after the changes I made it's now a 5 in my house. I increased the amount of peppers added cilantro and reduced the salt. This salsa had way too much salt. I add about 1.5 tsp sometimes 2 tsp. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2010
Pretty good recipe but poor instructions. This recipe does not say to drain the water which you have to do before you put the cooked veggies in the blender. I sauteed the garlic separately since I knew I wouldn't be able to strain it out of the water. As another reviewer suggested I added lime and some cilantro to mine once everything else is in the blender. Lime makes everything better. I probably used 3/4 of the salt. This salsa is very spicy in fact I don't think I've ever made one this hot. I'm a bit disappointed since I made this for a party and it might be too much for some people. I used 16 tomatillos 1 1/2 onions and 8 serranos and it was still very very hot. Next time I would only use 4-5 serranos but I like my verde salsa relatively mild to medium. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Saw this recipe this morning. I made it this afternoon. I just had a couple of spoonfuls right after I blended it. It was still hot but I have a theory. Anything good hot will be good cold. I know there are exceptions like oatmeal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2009
This was delicious. It made quite a bit and since I was the only one eating it I had quite a bit left over even after a couple of days of snacking. I added the remaining salsa to chili I made later in the week and my husband loved it. I also roasted the tomatillos over my gas burner to add smoky flavor to the salsa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2010
This was my first experience cooking with tomatillos so I wanted a nice and easy recipe. I liked this a lot but I found the salt (only added 1 tbls) to be overpowering. I made a second batch because I have everything available from my garden and omitted the salt and combined the two batches - perfection! Also used a combination of jalapenos and serranos and added the juice of a lime. Thanks SB for sharing!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
great and simple salsa verde! the only regret i have is that i didn't scale up the size from the original recipe. warning: once you start eating this it's almost impossible to stop! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
Yummy - not the best hot sauce ever but I was so pleased I'll put it in the pantheon of 5-star recipes. This was only the second time I'd ever cooked with tomatillos and (I think) the first time I'd ever used serrano peppers. I made this exactly as written while cutting the "salt to taste" down to 1 T. instead of 2 - that sounded like way too much. Also I used a middling cooking time of 25 minutes. Hardly any water cooked off and though it was unstated I drained the vegetables after cooking (but saved about 2 T. of the cooking water to add to the blender). I was happy that this made a decently hot (but not blazing) salsa and that it had a decent thickness. I may just make this again soon - it was so easy and tasty. Read More
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