It's so easy to make homemade salsa verde, which is a sauce with pureed tomatillos, chili peppers, onion, cilantro, lime, and other seasonings. Check out the step-by-step photos below to learn how to make this.

Salsa Verde Recipe (Green Tomatillo Sauce)

Salsa verde is a green tomatillo sauce that is pureed and then cooked on the stove.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 pound tomatillos about 8, husked and chopped
  • 2 serrano chili peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Puree for 20 seconds or until combined, pausing halfway to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl.
  2. Transfer the contents from the food processor to a small pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, reducing the heat as needed to maintain the simmer. The mixture should darken in color as it cooks.
  3. Let the mixture cool. Transfer to a lidded container and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 6.5 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 50  
Total Fat 0g 0%
   Saturated Fat 0g 0%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 290mg 12%
Potassium 360mg 10%
Total Carb 11g 4%
   Dietary Fiber 4.5g 17%
   Sugars 5g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 6% · Vitamin C 29% · Calcium 2% · Iron 6%