Salsa Verde Cruda


  • 1 pound of tomatillos, peeled and washed* (found in most supermarkets)
  • ½ of a white onion (available year round at Weaver’s)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled (Weaver’s)
  • 3 to 4 stems of cilantro, depending on your taste (ditto)
  • 1 chile jalapeño or 2 chiles Serrano (Start with less, taste, THEN add more if you like it spicier. If you like it really spicy, leave in the seeds and membrane. Otherwise, always remove. You will be able to add more chile peppers and have a stronger flavor without as much fire!)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Finely chopped avocado (optional)


  1. Wash all ingredients and place them in the blender or food processor.
  2. Blend to a puree (depending on the strength of your blender, you may need to add a bit of water. Go slowly – you don’t want a runny salsa), pour in bowl, add avocado, and serve.