Salsa Verde


I’m always searching for ideas for healthy breakfasts. Every night when I hit the sheets, I grab my iPad and fiddle around looking at recipe ideas. Several nights ago, I came across a recipe for Healthy Breakfast Tacos on the website blog Love and Lemons, and before you know, I’m going down a rabbit hole with ideas for salsas and was up until 1am!

As I got tangled in the web of different ideas for salsas, I came across a few recipes for Salsa Verde, the green salsa made with tomatillos. I never made it before and immediately started to crave it. Naturally, I wanted it with a “healthy breakfast taco”, but first had to start by making the salsa for the first time.

Fast forward to today. At 5am my pooch Rusty decided he needed to go outside. He woke me up and as I grumbled all the way downstairs to the back door, my stomach decided to start grumbling as well. I’m always hungry in the morning, but it was only 5am!

I went back to bed but by this time, I was a goner. I’m up now and hungry. So what did I do at 5:30am? Why, what any normal person does when they cannot sleep anymore. They head to the kitchen and and start making salsa verde!  And while I was at it, I made a jar of pickled purple onions and roasted a pan of sweet potatoes too…. more on that later!

Roast. Pulse. Cool.

It really isn’t hard. I purchased the tomatillos at Heinen’s yesterday so I knew I was going to be making this – I didn’t think I would be doing it at 5:30 in the morning though, but what the heck!

I roasted the veggies for 15 minutes on 350 degrees. When they were done, I added the cilantro, along with some salt and pepper, and pulsed it all in my handy Ninja Food Processor.

I stuck it in the freezer for a quicker cooldown.

Now I’m going to make my breakfast tacos! I’ll share those soon too! In the meantime, the salsa verde came out delicious.  Give it a whirl! You’ll love it!

Homemade Salsa Verde

A sweet yet tangy green salsa made from roasted tomatillos, garlic, jalapeno, and sweet onion.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine Mexican


  • Ninja food processor or similar


  • 8 tomatillos (husks removed and cut in half)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeno (cleaned and seeded)
  • 1/4 c sweet onion
  • 1/2 c cilantro
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil (for foil)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut tomatillos in half and place cut side down on foil-lined cookie sheet, with oil
  • Slice 1 jalapeno lengthwise; remove seeds (unless you want it hot), and add it to the pan
  • Add 2 garlic cloves to the pan
  • Chop onion into medium sized chunks and add to roasting pan
  • Rub oil on foil and coat everything slightly
  • Roast in oven for 15 minutes, turning once midway through
  • Add all ingredients, including cilantro and salt/pepper to a food processor and pulse. You don't want it too smooth! Keep some thickness to it.
  • Cool and serve with chips, with eggs for breakfast tacos, or use as you would with any other salsa! Enjoy!
Keyword Green Tomatoes, Salsa Verde, Tomatillos
Adam LapsevichSalsa Verde


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  • Kyle kleyn van de Poll - October 27, 2020 reply

    What veggies did you use for the salsa?

    Adam Lapsevich - December 14, 2020 reply

    Sorry for the late response Kyle. I used tomatillos, onions and garlic.

    Adam Lapsevich - December 14, 2020 reply

    I just realized I never put the actual recipe on the page! Sorry about that. I added it now.

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