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Active time
10 minutes
Total time
30 minutes
About 2 cups
Serving Size
2 tablespoons

1 lb tomatillos (husks removed)
1 serrano pepper, seeded and halved
1 chipotle morita pepper
1 garlic clove
¼ cup fresh cilantro
Salt and black pepper to taste


1. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the tomatillos and simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes.

2. Drain the tomatillos, reserving ¼ cup of the liquid.

3. In a blender, puree the tomatillos, serrano and chipotle peppers, garlic, and cilantro. Then, add the reserved tomatillo cooking liquid, if needed to get a saucier texture.

4. Transfer the salsa verde to a bowl and add salt and black pepper to taste.

5. This green salsa can be refrigerated for up to 3 days and can also be frozen.

An Oldways recipe. Photo by Kim Daniels on Unsplash


Calories: 10
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 0mg
Total Carbs: 2g
Fiber: 1g
Total Sugars: 1g (Total Added Sugars: 0g)
Protein: 0g

Yield: About 2 cups

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

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