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Easy Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe

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No cilantro is to be found in this fresh, vibrant and easy spin on salsa verde. This green tomatillo salsa is slightly tangy, slightly spicy, vegan, and complements a variety of Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike.

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa

While I’m a great fan of cilantro myself, I know some of you fall into the cilantro-tastes-like-metallic-soap tribe…well, this recipe is for you! Flavor certainly isn’t lacking in this easy, healthy and delicious salsa verde recipe. This easy tomatillo salsa could not be easier to make or more versatile when it comes to the dishes it pairs well with! If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself putting this on anything and everything in no time!

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #mexicansalsa

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa #mexicansalsa

This Fresh Salsa Verde is

  • Fresh, vibrant, zippy, tangy and slightly spicy.

  • Filled with LOADS of flavor.

  • Pleasing in texture.

  • Healthy.

  • Super quick and easy to make.

  • Well suited to a variety of dishes.

  • Cilantro-free for you non-cilantro lovers!

  • Gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and sugar-free.

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa #easysalsarecipe

How to Make Salsa Verde

  1. Combine tomatillos, peppers, onion, vinegar and spices in a food processor or blender.

  2. Blend.

  3. Enjoy!

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsarecipe

Tips for Making Easy Tomatillo Salsa

  • Make sure to remove the husks (the papery outer coating) from the tomatillos and rinse before blending.

  • I love the combination of jalapeno and poblano peppers in this recipe (and is very much more like an authentic salsa verde), but in a pinch you can use two jalapenos or two poblanos instead. You can even throw a serrano in there for more of a kick!

  • Lime or lemon juice can be used in place of the apple cider vinegar.

  • You can use fresh garlic cloves instead or in addition to the garlic powder. I just find that in a raw, fresh recipe like this, that the garlic powder imparts a stronger flavor.

  • I say salt to taste because everyone’s taste buds and dietary needs are different, but for reference, I usually use around 1 1/2 teaspoons of pink salt in this recipe!

  • Are you a fan of a hint of sweetness? Every once in a while I add a squeeze of honey or maple syrup to my salsa recipes. You may like it if you try it, too!

  • This recipe is great enjoyed right away or stored in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa #authenticsalsa

How to Use Salsa Verde

  • Served with tortilla chips.

  • Served alongside quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas and tacos.

  • In baked casseroles.

  • As a salad dressing.

  • Mixed into hummus.

  • To top off buddha bowls and roasted veggies.

  • Mixed into rice and other grains.

  • In chili and soups.

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa #easysalsaverderecipe

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Cumin Roasted Chickpea Polenta Cakes + Three Sisters Chili (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Gluten-Free Baked Hatch Chiles Rellenos

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Red Lentil Flatbread Pizza Crust (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

 

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa #mexicansalsaverde

I greatly hope you enjoy this fresh and vibrant salsa as much as we do! Enjoy. xo.

 Super QUICK & EASY Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde — this healthy and delicious green salsa is filled with fresh and vibrant ingredients for a versatile and flavor condiment that is both tangy and spicy! This easy cilantro free salsa recipe is great on Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike. #salsaverde #salsaverderecipe #greensalsa #tomatillos #tomatillosalsa #freshsalsa #easymexicansalsa

 

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green salsa verde

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

No cilantro is to be found in this fresh, vibrant and easy spin on salsa verde. This green tomatillo salsa is slightly tangy, slightly spicy, vegan, and complements a variety of Mexican and non-Mexican dishes alike.
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Course: Condiments, Vegan
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatillos husks removed
  • 1 poblano pepper halved & stem removed
  • 1 jalapeno pepper halved & stem removed
  • 1 white or yellow onion halved
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt or pink salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a high speed blender or food processor, combine all of the above ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Please see ‘Tips’ above in the blog post for suitable substitutions, storage advice and more!
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 134IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hi! I'm Kristen -- a mama, photographer, and recipe developer who calls Arizona home. I enjoy sharing both wildly creative and ridiculously practical gluten-free vegetarian dishes that are approachable for all. Everything you see here is infused with a bit of nature, magic and good health. XO.

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