Delicious Salsa Verde

One of our favorite things about salsa is that there are so many wonderful versions – just take a look at all of the diverse and delicious salsa recipes we received for our salsa challenge! We are so grateful for all of the recipes we received! Be sure to check out the My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge March 7-8 to see the winners of the entire contest!

A classic salsa recipe we love is Salsa Verde, made with fresh tomatillos. It’s a favorite at Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen and is a fun addition to any chips and salsa spread. Below is a fresh, easy recipe to try at home – just be sure to husk the tomatillos!


  • 8-10 tomatillos
  • 3 Serrano chiles
  • 2/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


One way to help peel the tomatillos is to soak them first for about 5 minutes. After soaking, remove husks and clean the tomatillos. Wash chiles and cut off their stems. Cover tomatillos and chiles in a pot of water, bring to a boil, and cook for around 10 minutes or so. You will know the tomatillos are cooked because they will turn a lighter green color. Cool.

Strain the tomatillos and Serrano chiles but keep the liquid in a separate container. In a food processor, blend tomatillos, chiles, garlic gloves, cilantro, juice of one lime, and salt. If the mixture is too think, add some of the boiling liquid. Serve with fresh tortilla chips and enjoy!