tomatillo salsa in a blue bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

This recipe is a bit tangier than your standard tomato salsa, and the tomatillos maintain their crunchy texture.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword how to make salsa verde, salsa recipes, tomatillo salsa, what to do with tomatillos
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 29 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 2 cups fresh tomatillos
  • 1/4 cup onion (I used a red onion)
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon or lime
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 medium sized red tomato (optional)


  1. Chop vegetables into 1/4" dice. You can do this by hand or use a food processor as a shortcut.

    cutting board with knife showing chopping method for salsa verde recipe
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir.

    chopped tomatillo, onion, hot pepper in a glass bowl
  3. Serve with chips or spooned on top of my family's favorite refried beans.

Recipe Notes

If you'd prefer a less chunky salsa,  toss the ingredients into a blender or food processor and pulse to the desired consistency. 

Serve this tomatillo salsa up with chips, just like you would your favorite tomato salsa. Spoon some into a burrito. Or top off your favorite egg dish. Its fresh flavor will perk up most dishes.