Whether you use it as a dip or to top your favorite meals, this homemade salsa verde recipe will surely hit the spot! In this blog post, we’ll dive into what makes salsa verde special, how to make it from scratch, and why it’s so much better than any jar from grocery stores. So get ready for some deliciousness and let’s get started!
Salsa Verde is a staple in Mexican cuisine, and it’s no wonder why. This bright green sauce adds a vibrant flavor to any dish, whether you’re adding it to tacos or even chilaquiles verdes or enchiladas verdes. Many Mexican restaurants will have green salsa verde as part of their salsa bar!
Not only is this salsa incredibly tasty, but it’s also incredibly easy to make! With just a few simple ingredients like capers, dijon mustard, gherkins, garlic cloves, and olive oil, you can have your own homemade version of Salsa Verde in no time.
Whether you’re looking for an easy recipe for Cinco de Mayo or want something new to spice up your favorite salsas at home – this article will show you the way! One of my favorite ways to serve it is with fried artichoke hearts, or drizzle some on Brazilian pork with parmesan! Read on for tips on how to make the perfect batch of Salsa Verde every time.
This salsa verde does not contain the typical main ingredient – tomatillo, that you may be used to seeing for this sauce, as it’s more of an Italian version, but it is still incredibly delicious and versatile!
- Basil leaves – must be fresh
- Parsley leaves – fresh works best
- Mint leaves – must be fresh
- Anchovy fillets – you can use canned or jarred
- Garlic cloves – finely diced – fresh garlic works best
- Gherkins – small, canned, or jarred
- Dijon mustard
- Wine vinegar
- Olive oil – extra virgin works best
How to make this Mexican salsa verde from scratch
If you love salsa verde but don’t want to spend the money on a jar at the store, then this homemade salsa verde recipe is for you! It’s super easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Plus, it tastes so much fresher and brighter than any store bought versions
1. The sauce can be made in two ways – in a mortar (where you get a sauce with larger pieces of cucumber, anchovies, and greens) or in a blender – where you get a homogeneous, smooth sauce without pieces. Finally, put a third part of all the ingredients in a mortar.
2. Using a pestle, grind all the ingredients until you get the sauce of the desired consistency.
3. Transfer the remaining ingredients to a blender. Grind on high speed for about 2 minutes.
4. You can stop, scrape the sides of the bowl, and blend again until you get a smooth sauce.
Transfer the Salsa verde sauce to a saucer or a small airtight container with a lid to store in the refrigerator. Use it within 1-2 days.
Tips and tricks
- You can use a food processor or blender to make the salsa verde if you don’t have a mortar and pestle.
- Add jalapeño pepper, chile peppers, or serrano peppers for a spicier sauce.
- To get the right consistency, adjust the amount of olive oil and vinegar used according to your taste.
- Use only half of the ingredients in the blender for a chunkier texture.
- You can easily double or triple this easy salsa verde recipe if you’re feeding a crowd.
- If you are using canned or jarred ingredients, make sure to drain them before adding them to the salsa.
- You can serve Salsa Verde with homemade tortilla chips and veggies or use it as a topping for tacos, fish tacos, burritos, enchiladas, crispy tostadas or any other Mexican dish.
- For an even spicier salsa verde, add some freshly diced habanero peppers.
- Add a squirt of lime juice for some freshness.
What are some common ingredients in salsa verde?
Traditional ingredients of salsa verde include tomatillos (small green tomatoes), white onion, jalapeno peppers, lime, and cilantro.
What is the difference between salsa and salsa verde?
The color gives the first clue; Verde is made using tomatillos rather than tomatoes, and it has a sweeter flavor ranging from mild to spicy. So why not try them both and choose your favorite?
Try this homemade salsa verde recipe tonight!
Making your own Salsa Verde at home is easier than you think! With this recipe, you can easily make a delicious batch of salsa that’s perfect for chips, tacos, or any other Mexican dish.
The key to getting the right consistency and flavor is adjusting the amount of olive oil and vinegar used according to taste. Then, if you want an even spicier version, add some freshly diced habanero peppers or jalapeños.
Now that you know how easy it is to make homemade Salsa Verde with fresh ingredients, why not get creative and try different variations? For example, you may find yourself experimenting with adding mangoes or corn for a unique twist on this classic dip – enjoy!