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Fresh Salsa Verde

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  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: About 2.5 cups 1x


This fresh tomatillo salsa (salsa verde cruda) recipe is easy to make in 5 minutes with 100% raw ingredients, and it tastes refreshingly light, sweet, and full of fresh flavors!


  • 1 pound fresh tomatillos (husks and stems removed)
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, stem removed (and cored, if you desire less heat)
  • 1 little gem lettuce (or one large leaf of Romaine)
  • 1 fresh lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Blend. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Purée until smooth.
  2. Season. Taste and season with extra salt, if needed.
  3. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Chile peppers: If you would like less heat, I recommend using a jalapeño pepper with the core removed.  For extra heat, use 2 jalapeño or serrano peppers.

Storage instructions: Salsa can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 4 or 5 days.

Source: Recipe adapted from Chef Gabriela Camara.