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Green Salsa Recipe
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Green Salsa

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"A tasty and tangy salsa that may be used for cooking or on top of Mexican-style foods! Adjust the amount of jalapeno to taste."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a food processor, place tomatillos, shallots, garlic, green chile peppers, cilantro, jalapeno pepper and salt. Using the pulse setting, coarsely chop. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 18, 2006

The ingredients were right on. The best flavor comes when you slightly blacken the tomatillos & jalapenos under the broiler, then mix all your ingredients. If you don't have shallots, use 1 white onion (slightly blacken this also).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2011

pretty bland. was not a hit at my house.

Oct 27, 2005

Wanted to use up some green tomatoes from the garden so used this recipe. Instead of tomatillos I substituted the green tomatoes. Turned out delicious. Since I seldom have green tomatoes I'll use tomatillos next time.

Jan 25, 2004

I was looking for a green salsa to put on chicken burritos and this salsa was perfect. I had to use canned tomatillos because I couldn't find fresh but it was still delicious and even better the next day! I would recomment adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of kosher salt. A great recipe and easy too. Thank you!

Aug 11, 2011

Four stars for the ingredients. White onion is better and you have to add lime juice for that little extra jolt. Tomatillos are best for salsa when they've been roasted, this goes for the garlic, onion, and peppers too. Very east, just lay out on a cookie sheet and put under the broiler until the veges begin to look charred. Turn the veges over and let char on the other side. Remove from broiler and add veges to the food processor and chop. Add lime juice to taste and a little kosher salt too. DELISH!!

Jan 25, 2004

This was wonderful! The flavors were great and my husband and I ate it with tortilla chips in one night! Thanks!

Jun 14, 2004

This was fresh, tangy, and flavorful. I skipped the shallots, doubled the green chiles, cilantro, and jalapeno, and added 2 finely diced large avocados and a couple Tbs lime juice (for flavor and to keep the avocado from browning). Taking the seeds out of the jalapenos left the salsa without any heat at all, so as a personal preference, next time I'll just leave them in to get a little spice.

Jan 25, 2004

I love salsa, and this has just the right amount of kick for those who are heat lovers, AND those who are not.


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  • Calories
  • 15 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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