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Easy Homemade Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe

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This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants!

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.comAaaaaand we’re back today with another recipe for a magical green sauce–this time we’re headed down to Mexico for their iconic salsa verde.

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.com

Just like its cousin, Chimichurri, the beauty of this green sauce lies not only in its flavor (think bold, spicy, tangy, fresh, vibrant, delicious!), but also in its body-nourishing superpowers.

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.com

Made from tomatillos (Vitamin-C-rich nightshades–they look like green tomatoes–chockfull of cancer-fighting antioxidants and digestion-friendly fiber) and cilantro (a super fresh, calcium-rich herb with anti-inflammatory properties known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar and stimulate digestion), salsa verde is the perfect way to add complexity and depth to your plate, without fat, sugar, dairy and sodium.

Like I said, it’s magical! {Is it just me or does an evil laugh fit perfectly here?!}

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This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.comAnd all of this nutritional prowess is naturally vegan and naturally gluten-free. And it’s got to be one of the lowest calorie sauces in existence. Jackpot!

The rest of this amazing green sauce is made up of some of my favorite spices and seasonings–garlic, jalapeno, onion, cumin, coriander, chile pepper, red pepper flakes and lime juice. Man, it’s so fresh!

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.comIf you weren’t convinced yet, need I remind you that this all comes together in less than 5 minutes, thanks to the mystical talents of the food processor.

There’s tons of brands out there that I’m sure do a great job, but I can’t recommend the Cuisinart food processor more. It’s the gold standard of food processors, and despite using mine weekly for a decade, I’m still always amazed at what it can do. I love using mine to shred potatoes for hashbrowns, to grate a block of cheese in a hurry, and, of course, to make magical green sauces, like salsa verde.

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.comSalsa verde can be used on just about anything–it’s amazing by itself with tortilla chips (don’t blame me when the entire bag is gone–salsa verde is absolutely, positively, 8,000% addicting!). I love making a chicken or turkey soup-slash-chili with it (recipe coming soon!), enchiladas and tacos are always made better with a spoonful of it (as are grilled meats, particularly pork, poultry and fish, and vegetables, including a simple baked potato), and even scrambled eggs get a nutrient-rich flavor boost with a little salsa verde.

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This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.com

Just a spoonful is all it takes to bring insane flavor to literally whatever you’re making. No judgment to those who choose to just gulp their salsa verde straight from the bowl. I may or may not know what that’s like… who’s to say, really?

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants! | rootandrevel.com

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 16 oz
Easy Homemade Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants!
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor (I recommend this one) and pulse until smooth and combined.
  2. Reserve in mason jars for a future use, or serve immediately with tortilla chips.
Recipe Notes
If the salsa is too thick, add 2 tablespoons water at a time and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. It should be slightly chunky, and slightly watery. But not soup-like. Think restaurant-style salsa texture and you're golden!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cilantro, healthy salsa verde, homemade mexican salsa verde, jalapenos, salsa verde recipe, tomatillos
Calories: 29 kcal
Author: Kate Kordsmeier | rootandrevel.com

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Photo credit: Heidi Geldhauser

This quick and easy homemade Mexican salsa verde recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is bursting with bright, tangy flavors, plus fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants!

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Photo Credit: Heidi Geldhauser

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4 comments on “Easy Homemade Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe”

  1. can it be frozen?

  2. Man, I wish I had found this before Cinco de Mayo, but anytime is the right time for salsa. Loved it!

  3. Wonderful recipe! I made this for a Memorial Day party last weekend and it was a huge hit! It was the perfect blend of fresh and spicy.