Spicy Green Salsa



This vibrant concoction, enhanced with the bold flavors of garlic, onion, and cilantro, offers a dynamic accompaniment to elevate any dish. The charred tomatillos provide a smoky undertone, while the lime juice adds a refreshing twist. Whether paired with tortilla chips, tacos, or grilled meats, this salsa is a spicy sensation that awakens the taste buds with each flavorful bite. Adjust the heat to your liking and savor the intense, homemade goodness of this Spicy Green Salsa.


  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 2-3 green chili peppers (jalapeƱos or serranos), stemmed and roughly chopped (adjust to spice preference)
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Roast the Tomatillos: Preheat the broiler. Place the tomatillos on a baking sheet and broil for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the skins are charred and the tomatillos are softened.
  2. Create the Base: Allow the roasted tomatillos to cool slightly, then transfer them to a blender or food processor. Pulse until you achieve a chunky puree.
  3. Spice it Up: Add the chopped green chili peppers, diced onion, minced garlic, and cumin powder to the tomatillo puree.
  4. Blend and Season: Blend the mixture until you reach your desired salsa consistency. Then, add lime juice, salt, and pepper. Blend once more to combine thoroughly.
  5. Adjust Spice:Taste the salsa and adjust the spice level, lime, or salt according to your preference.
  6. Chill: Refrigerate the spicy green salsa for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld and intensify.
  7. Serve: Serve the salsa with tortilla chips, and tamales , or any dish that could use a fiery kick.

This spicy green salsa is a bold and zesty condiment that adds heat and flavor to your favorite dishes. Customize the spice level to suit your taste buds, and relish in the vibrant kick of this homemade salsa. It's perfect for those who enjoy a bit of heat in every bite!