salsa verde or tomatillo salsa

jalapenocilantroserrano

Raw Salsa Verde with Avocado

Raw Salsa Verde with Avocado

Salsa Verde Cruda con Aguacate

Recipe Yield

2 cups

Cooking time

10 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.17 from 6 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tomatillos husks removed, rinsed and halved
  • 1 ripe Mexican avocado halved, pitted, meat scooped out
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped white onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro leaves and top part of stems
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste

To Prepare

  • Combine the tomatillos, avocado, onion, cilantro, chile (you can add half of the chile first, and add more if you want more heat…) and salt in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth.

Comments

49comments inRaw Salsa Verde with Avocado

  1. Anonymous

    Mar 30

    Hola Paty
    Mi nombre es Irma disculpe hay que cocinar esto después de liquar ? O está listo para comer después de licuarlo ?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 11

      Hola Irma, esta salsa es cruda, asi que despues de licuar esta lista para disfrutarse, aqui te va la receta en Espanol. Saludos! https://patijinich.com/es/salsa-verde-cruda-con-aguacate/

  2. Susie

    Dec 27

    This is delicious — my go to recipe on any Mexican (Latin!) table…

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 06

      So glad to read this Susie, this salsa actually goes with everything! Enjoy 😉

  3. Sylvia

    Sep 19

    It was so delicious and so easy to make. Thanks patti for this one. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with tomatillos I grew besides enchilada sauce.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 24

      Thanks Sylvia, glad you liked this Salsa. If you still have tomatillos, here is another good recipe for you, enjoy! https://patijinich.com/pati_2020/tomatillo_and_lime_jam_1/

  4. Zoe Seda

    Sep 12

    No lime or garlic?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Sep 13

      Not in this recipe…

  5. Jasmine

    Apr 08

    Besides the carnitas whay other dishes do you enjoy with this sauce?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 18

      So many things, Jasmine! Chips, chicken, beef, pork, fish, veggies…

  6. Melissa

    Jun 20

    I’ve made this and your carnitas at least 100 times in the last few years. I love your recipes. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Pati

      Jun 29

      100 times!!! Amazing!

  7. Jessica

    Apr 05

    Would it be OK to use yellow onion?

    1. Pati

      Apr 07

      I recommend using a white onion…but you can substitute with a yellow onion.

  8. Deborah Durden

    Sep 17

    If I make a big batch, can I freeze or can it for future use?

  9. Deborah Durden

    Sep 17

    If I make a big batch, can I freeze or can it for future use?

    1. Pati

      Oct 11

      I wouldn’t recommend it

  10. Odalys

    Oct 27

    Thank you, your Salsa Verde with Avocado is fantastic. My family pours it over almost everything.

    1. Pati

      Oct 28

      My family does too! Thank you for trying it!

  11. Gloria F

    Jun 22

    Hola Pati,
    I have made your Salsa Verde and your carnitas twice and both times they were GREAT! Thank you for bringing authentic Mexican cuisine to the home cook.

    1. Pati

      Jun 24

      It is my pleasure, Gloria!

  12. Todd Arndt

    May 04

    Pati,
    Every time I make tomatillo salsa it comes out sour. When I get the salsa from our “local” tamale supplier it is not sour, help and don’t say sugar, please.

    1. Pati

      May 06

      Hola Todd, It could be the tomatillos! When you buy tomatillos, pick ones that are firm with a shiny, deep green color. They shouldn’t be wrinkled or squishy. You may need to peek under their husks at the store. Also, give them a really good wash in cold water before making the salsa.

  13. Catharine Jai Espinosa de Orellana

    May 03

    Salsa Verde Cruda con Aguacate- Que rica!!! This is perfect served with triangle wedges of warm, fresh homemade (claro que si!) corn tortillas. Gracias!

    1. Pati

      May 04

      Thank you!!

  14. Keenan Wix

    Sep 21

    Pati, I absolutely love your show. I am going to make this for my family tonight. My wife calls you my new girl friend because when your program comes on, I make everyone be quite so I don’t miss anything. Do you have an episode of making flour tortillas? I used to watch my grandfather make them as a child, but it was never passed down to any of us kids. I would love to learn how to make them homemade like he did. Thanks.
    Keenan Wix

    1. Pati

      Sep 21

      Hola Keenan!
      I will be sure to include how to make flour tortillas on my next season. Stay tuned and thank you so much for watching!

      1. Keenan Wix

        Sep 22

        Pati, I made the Carnitas and Salas Verde for dinner. My family LOVED them. Will definitely be making these again! May God Bless you and your Family!

  15. Christopher

    Sep 01

    I loved your Carnitas and salsa. I was just in San Diego and there are many places to get good Carnitas but in Denver it’s just not the same. So I made yours and have that taken care of. I did use more meat so I added so Vegetable broth to it. Worked great! I then removed the fat from the broth and added chile Molido pura and let it cook down. So now I have two kinds of toppings. Red and green. THE BEST TACOS EVER!!!

    1. Pati

      Sep 01

      🙂

  16. Margot

    Jun 08

    Pati,
    Love your show, my other half Monty and I are making your
    carnitas and salsa tonight, cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!! I was wondering
    if at all possible you could please post the basic Mexican Pantry Essentials it would be greatly appreciated!! Thank”s for everything.
    All the recipes we have made out of your cookbook or show’s have been absolutely AWESOME!!!!!
    Thank You
    Margot

    1. Pati

      Jun 08

      Thank you Margot, Mexican Pantry Essentials is a great idea for a post….

  17. rich h.

    May 30

    when i was young in the late 50’s & early 60’s my dad would take the family out for mexican food my sister and i would have a combo plate. it had a burro, tamale,enchiladas beans & rice what i would like to know is. how did they make the sauce for the enchiladas and tamles back then ? that was way before the wet burito. all burros where dry with cheese. we lived in phx. arizona then,but the sauce was awsome, only on enchiladas & tamales how could i find out or would you have some ideas on what they would have used for
    the sauce back then ? please help. rich.:-) salsa verde & carnitas were awsome

  18. Willa Hagemann

    May 29

    I’ve been experimenting with tomatillo salsas forever trying to find the right combination of ingredients a d flavors. I made this today to serve with grilled skirt steak. It’s perfect! And so simple. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Pati

      May 29

      Yay! Thank you for trying it!!

  19. Jennifer Fletcher

    May 17

    absolutely LOVE your show and watch you every week! We have made your chicken inga many,many times and it is amazing! We are going to be making your carnitas and salsa Verde tomorrow night! Looks yummy!

    1. Pati

      May 18

      I hope you love the carnitas con salsa verde as much as we do! Thanks for watching the show 🙂

  20. Darylyn

    May 12

    I made both the carnitas and the salsa verde. Better then on TV!! The recipe far exceeded my expectations. Who knew I could cook Mexican 😀 Thanks Pati!

    1. Pati

      May 12

      Woohoo!! Gracias, Darylyn.

  21. rose

    May 09

    Hi Pati i am making your carnitas for the first time for my mexican husband who loves carnitas we are having them for breakfast with the queso fresco n limes n avacados n pickled jalepenos… yummt! Ty for this recipe it is more healthy then the lard cooked carnitas! I love your show! Keep it up your authentic recipes are fantastic!

    1. Pati

      May 09

      What a fabulous breakfast that will be!

  22. Lois

    May 06

    We can’t get enough of this salsa verde! My husband can even do it. Between your videos & recipes he’s been able to make several of your wonderful recipes. I hope you can post even more videos this season. It makes such a difference to those lacking in experience. It is very easy to find fresh tomatillos in our small town in Oregon they’ve become a new favorite ingredient! So glad I saw your show one day when I was home from work. I am spreading the word.

    1. Pati

      May 06

      Thank you!! Will try to post more videos soon…

  23. Karen Knuth

    May 04

    I just watched you make this recipe on TV. You added cheese but it is not listed on the recipe on this site. Can you tell me what cheese it was?

    1. Pati

      May 04

      You can use Queso Fresco, farmer’s cheese, or anything light and crumbly…

  24. lisa

    May 03

    Today I made the carnitas and the salsa verde they both turned out awesome. Using fresh tomatillos is the only way to go
    thamk you

    1. Pati

      May 03

      I agree! Fresh tomatillos are the best.

  25. Ana Luisa Morlett

    Apr 07

    Pati :
    I made your green salsa cruda , but I must have done something wrong
    becuase it came out saltly. I made it with canned tomatillo and I forgot to rinse them. I did’t put any salt in it. It does taste good but too salty for my taste. How do I fix it?
    Thank you
    Ana Luisa

    1. Pati

      Apr 07

      Hola Ana, Thank you for trying the recipe! Maybe try it with fresh tomatillos, next time, or look for salt-free or low-salt canned tomatillos…

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