Instant Pot Salsa Verde

Salsa verde made easy with the help of your multi-functional pressure cooker. Bottled sauce will never be the same again.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 cups


  • 1 ¼ pounds tomatillos, husked and quartered

  • 2 large jalapenos, halved lengthwise

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • ¼ cup firmly packed fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Combine tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, water, and garlic in the inner pot of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  2. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Blend until smooth using an immersion blender.

  4. Transfer mixture to 2 pint-sized canning jars with lids. Refrigerate until cool and thickened.

Cook's Note:

You can control the heat of the salsa verde by choosing how many seeds of the jalapenos you use (if any).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

8 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 8
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 58mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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