Salsa Verde

// Salsa Verde

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

6 mins

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Creating a batch of homemade salsa is now a breeze. This spin on salsa verde is a fantastic alternative to store-bought options. With its fresh, vibrant, and tangy flavor, it's a great accompaniment for tacos, chips, meats, and various dishes. Prepare a generous batch, freeze it in an Anytime Tray, and have it ready for later use!

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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1-2 cups

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The Small Dish


  • 5 tomatillos, husked, rinsed and halved
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved and seeded
  • teaspoon chili flakes
  • ½ cup (60g) small diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt, as needed
  • 10 sprigs of cilantro, stems and leaves


  1. Place the tomatillos, jalapeño, chili flakes, onion, garlic, and oil into the Anyday dish and toss to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 6 minutes, or until vegetables have softened.
  3. Add the lime juice, a generous pinch of salt, and the cilantro sprigs. Blend with an immersion blender (or regular blender) until the texture is as smooth or chunky as you like.
  4. Chill in the fridge, then enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Blend the chilled salsa with an avocado for a creamy dip.
  • Heat the salsa with shredded cooked chicken to make an easy and delicious chicken chile verde or filling for tacos and tamales.
  • The sauce can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Recipe notes

  • Save Time with Anytime Trays: Allow sauce to cool, for about 10-15 minutes. Portion sauce evenly into the Anytime Trays, cover with a lid, and freeze.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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