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Original Green Salsa


"This is great, green salsa that everyone asks me to make. I have made it several times and just recently had the best batch ever!"
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30 m servings 76 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (5 cups)


  • Calories:
  • 76 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 121 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place the tomatillos, tomatoes, oil, chili pepper, shallots, cilantro, vinegar, garlic powder, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the tomatillos have softened. Pour into a blender, and puree until smooth. Chill and serve.

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  1. 12 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Perfect flavor....thanks for this easy recipe.

Most helpful critical review

Being in a state where red and green chili is readily available it's hard to find a salsa recipe worthy. This was bland. Not something I would recommend to anyone.

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Perfect flavor....thanks for this easy recipe.

This is delicious!!!!! I used everything out of the garden and it was such a better recipe than the others I have tried. I wasn't quite sure about 1/4 cup of garlic powder???? I used a teaspo...

Being in a state where red and green chili is readily available it's hard to find a salsa recipe worthy. This was bland. Not something I would recommend to anyone.

I used fresh garlic, roasted tomatillos, chiles (along with the garlic) and sub'd fresh lime juice in place of the vinegar. I think 1/2 cup olive oil would be an overkill for this salsa. I just ...

So yummy! I added a little lemon to it, and also simmered it a little longer, close to 45 minutes, perfect!

Didn't have green tomatoes so I only used tomatillos and the salsa still turned out terrific.

I have a question about this salsa- mine comes out more viscous, gel-like, and the taste is nothing like green salsa, i have to add a bunch of water and salt to make it more runny. also lemon i...

This green salsa turned out good and zingy. I used only tomatillos, reduced the garlic as mentioned in other review as well as adding lemon juice that was suggested. I roasted my own jalapenos s...

So easy and delicious!! I'd never worked with tomatillos before, so I had no idea what to expect. The salsa turned out slightly sweet and tangy. I added garlic cloves when cooking instead of g...