My latest obsession has been Salsa Verde, aka green salsa! I love to put a tablespoon or two on my low carb wraps, taco salads, and just about anything else I can find. This recipe is my version of that tart and wonderful condiment.
Recently I shared my Salsa Verde Chicken recipe on the blog and it was even shared over on the Trim Healthy Mama Fan Page. If you are new to the blog or if you missed that post you can find it here! This is the Salsa Verde that I use in that recipe. No need for store-bought any longer!
It is so good you guys, and it is the latest recipe in my Simple Suppers Series, where I focus on tasty family-friendly meals that are easy and quick to make!
A lot of those recipes require no special ingredients and can be ready in an hour or less. Let me know if you have tried any of my recipes in that series.
The recipes I share in that section are some of my main go-to recipes for a full-time working and homeschooling mom. I am a huge fan of easy go-to meals that are tasty!
How To Make a No Sugar Added Salsa Verde.
This Salsa Verde recipe is a simple mix of 6 basic ingredients and some added water to thin it to your preferred thickness. All of the ingredients can be found at most groceries stores.
The most time-consuming part is roasting the ingredients before tossing them all in the blender to finish it off with a little water to thin the mixture out.
To make this recipe you will need:
1 lb of Tomatillos
1/2 small onion
1/2 small jalapeno
1 small can of green chilis
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp Lime Juice
*1/4-1/2 cup of water as needed
Hidden Sugars in Store Brands
The star of any Salsa Verde, including my version, is the tomatillo. If you have never had one, the tomatillo looks like a small green tomato but they each have a papery husk that is removed before eating or cooking.
These little beauties are tart and tangy, which works well in this salsa and many other Latin-inspired dishes. They can be found in most produce sections in your local grocery stores.
I have always purchased my Salsa Verde at the store but with those brands, you have to watch the added sugars in them, so I am so glad that it is so easy to make at home without any sugar or sweetener.
If you are a fan of Salsa Verde like I am saving every little carb from added sugar is a must!
But thankfully both are super easy to make at home, so I like to keep both versions (red and green salsa) on hand for recipes and just for snacking with raw veggies too.
A delicious green salsa made from scratch and no added sugar. This easy Salsa Verde is a great compliment to any Mexican Inspired recipe.
- 1 pound of Tomatillos
- 1/2 small onion
- 1/2 small jalapeno
- 1 small can of green chilies
- 3 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Remove the paper-like husk from the tomatillos and rinse them well.
- Chop the tomatillos, onions, jalapeno into smaller chunks and place them on a baking sheet and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place in the preheated oven and roast for 30 minutes before removing the sheet pan and letting it cool completely.
- Once cooled add the tomatillo mix to a blender along with the can of green chilies, cilantro, and lime juice.
- Blend on high to reach your desired consistency.
Store in a mason jar with a lid in the refrigerator for up to a week.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!