Post published on January 29, 2021 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on May 16, 2021 by vspiceroute


Verde Sauce

Verde Sauce

Every time I visit a Mexican restaurant, I order Verde Sauce as it is not readily available at grocery stores. So here is my recipe of the Verde Sauce that can be easily made at home.This tangy and spicy sauce is full of flavors. It is a versatile sauce that can be paired so well with many food items such as Salads, Sandwiches. Rice and Veggies.The sauce stores very well in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. The more it sits, the more flavorful it gets.Jain version can be made skipping the garlic and onions.You can skip the water and use food processor to make the salsa verde with same ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 32 oz


  • 1 lb tomatillo
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 6/7 serrano peppers
  • 2 jalapeños optional
  • salt as needed
  • 7 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 7 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp mexican oregano


  • Boil 6 cups of water on stove. Slice tomatillos and Serrano in 1/2 and let them boil in water for 10 minutes (only use jalapeños if you want spicy version)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and roast onions and garlic by adding olive oil for 20 minutes
  • Once the tomatillos are boiled turn off the heat and strain them and let it cool
  • In a blender add cilantro, tomatillos, serranos, jalapeños if using it, salt, cumin powder, oregano, onions, garlic and 1 cup cold water and grind them
  • On stove heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook the sauce on low heat for 10-15 min. Adjust salt if needed. Sauce is ready
Keyword Healthy Food, sauce, Vegan