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Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa Verde Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan)

This Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa recipe is a bright, fresh, and spicy homemade green salsa that’s easy to make in your blender with fresh tomatillos. This salsa verde is healthy & naturally low in sodium (but big on flavor)! Great to enjoy as a dip for fresh tortilla chips, to top your huevos rancheros, or to add into your next taco night.

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This Tomatillo Salsa Verde was the perfect recipe to make this summer with our tomatillo harvest from the garden. This was our first time planting tomatillos and they absolutely exploded and took over our garden beds. Our friend Vero gave us her family’s tomatillo salsa recipe and we couldn’t wait to make it!

I had never made homemade salsa before, and I am a total convert. It was so simple, and the result was perfectly spiced salsa. I boiled the tomatillos and some vegetables, added them to a blender with fresh cilantro and peppers. This is a fantastic salsa for anyone looking to enjoy low sodium recipes, no salt added!

This Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa Verde Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Spicy (you can use less peppers for milder salsa)
  • Vibrant
  • Low Sodium / No Salt Added
  • Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and SO Good!

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Recipes with Garden Tomatillos

This tomatillo salsa Verde recipe is the perfect way to use those extra garden tomatillos.  Throughout the summer our garden is overloaded with tomatillo plants all ripening at once.  I make this garden fresh salsa recipe with my extra green tomatillos and a healthy dip is ready in no time. Enjoy that summer garden bounty with this bright and fresh salsa recipe all summer long.  There’s nothing better than seasonal produce right out of the garden – if not your garden, then get fresh tomatillos at your local farmer’s market stand 🙂

What’s In This Low Sodium Salsa Verde with Tomatillos?

  • Tomatillos – husks removed, washed, and boiled whole!
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Jalapenos or Green Chiles
  • Cilantro

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30 Minute Green Salsa for Entertaining

This green tomatillo salsa recipe is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute potluck invites, or when you just want a healthy home cooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)!  If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for summer entertaining for that next-level gift your host will love!

How Do I Make Salsa Verde?

  1. In a medium sized pot, add the tomatillos, half the onion, half the garlic, the jalapenos to the pot. Pour in enough water to just cover the tomatillos. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes until the tomatillos are soft.
  2. Strain the vegetables out of the pot and add to a blender. Save the cooking water in case you need to thin the salsa.
  3. To the blender add all the cooked vegetables, and the remaining 1/2 chopped onion, the 3 cloves of garlic, and the fresh chopped cilantro.  Blend on low speed and work up to high speed so the salsa is completely blended. Thin with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable cooking water if desired.
  4. Serve with fresh corn tortilla chips or enjoy on top of burritos, taco bowls, and beans and rice.

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The Best Blender for Salsa

I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my Vitamix is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of ingredients into pulp.  I prefer using my blender to my food processor for sauces like this or homemade hummus, as it’s much easier to clean the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis!

Enjoy this Salsa Verde Recipe With:

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Get the Same Ingredients for Salsa Verde!

I got the fresh produce for this recipe from my Misfits Market box – they sell all organic produce at a very discounted price, and purchase right from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love the seasonal variety.  You can get $10 off your first box by clicking here!

As always, if you make this vegan and gluten free tomatillo salsa Verde recipe be sure to leave me a comment, rate this recipe, and tag me @theherbeevore on Instagram so I can feature you.  I love seeing all your photos of my recipe recreations!

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Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa Verde

The Herbeevore
This Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa Verde is a bright, fresh, and spicy homemade green salsa that's easy to make in your blender with fresh tomatillos. This salsa verde contains no salt and is naturally low in sodium (but big on flavor)! Great to enjoy as a dip for fresh tortilla chips, to top your huevos rancheros, or to add into your next taco night.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Condiment, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine American, Mexican, Southwest
Servings 8 servings
Calories 27 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 12 tomatillos husks removed
  • 1 sweet onion chopped divided
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 jalapenos or 6 smaller green Chiles
  • 1 bunch cilantro stems removed

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized pot, add the tomatillos, half the onion, half the garlic, the jalapenos to the pot. Pour in enough water to just cover the tomatillos. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and simmer for 15 minutes until the tomatillos are soft.
  • Strain the vegetables out of the pot and add to a blender. Save the cooking water in case you need to thin the salsa.
  • To the blender add all the cooked vegetables, and the remaining 1/2 chopped onion, the 3 cloves of garlic, and the fresh chopped cilantro.  Blend on low speed and work up to high speed so the salsa is completely blended. Thin with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable cooking water if desired.
  • Serve with fresh corn tortilla chips or enjoy on top of burritos, taco bowls, and beans and rice.

Notes

Save Money on Organic Groceries

I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market - they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every month and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
If you think organic produce is too expensive... think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 180mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 132IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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