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whole30 salsa verde

Homemade Whole30 Salsa Verde Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Paleo


This is bursting with flavor and is so refreshing and healthy. It just makes everything taste good. Plus, it's Whole30, Paleo, Clean Eating, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan.


  • 1 pound tomatillos (about 6-8)
  • 1-2 jalapeños (de-seeded and roughly chopped (you can leave the seeds in if you like your sauce especially spicy - I used 2 jalapeños and removed the seeds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tsp Real Salt *, or more to taste
  • 1 Tbl. lime juice (about 1/2 lime)


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F.
  2. Rinse and dry the tomatillos and jalapeños.
  3. Remove the husks from the tomatillos and discard them.
  4. Cut the tomatillos in half.
  5. Remove and discard the stem from the jalapeños and cut them in half. Leave the seeds if you like it spicy or remove them for a more mild flavor.
  6. Remove and discard the skin from the onion and cut it in fourths.
  7. Place the tomatillos, jalapeños and onion on a baking sheet, cut side down (no oil is necessary).
  8. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until they have all browned and are tender.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  10. Place all oven ingredients in a food processor or blender (I used a Vitamix *) along with the remaining ingredients and blend until you reach the desired consistency.
  11. Store in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze.


  • If you want creamy salsa, let the oven ingredients cool then add one avocado before blending.
  • Be careful when blending hot ingredients.
  • If it is too thick, add a little water (this especially happens after being in the refrigerator for awhile).

Keywords: homemade, healthy, flavorful