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Mexican Green Sauce Recipe

Are you looking for a fast and easy Mexican green sauce recipe? This one is easy and works great as a dip for nachos or chips. If you need a good sauce for enchiladas or burritos then why not try this simple, delicious Mexican green sauce recipe? Featured below is how we make the tastiest of sauces to top of your Mexican dinner. It works great for dipping or as a sauce. This one is sure to be a huge hit with any Mexican food fans and it is simple to prepare.

Mexican Green Sauce Recipe

Are you fixing Mexican food for dinner this weekend and want a different sauce to put on top of your enchiladas or for the nachos you made for lunch? Well then try out this recipe and see what you think. This green sauce recipe is just the thing for dipping chips into or you can put it on top of your entree or even have it with chicken or fish as a condiment/side dish.

The savory spicy taste of jalapeno blended together with lime juice, salt, tomatillo, chilies, cilantro, and garlic makes for an excellent piquant sauce you and your whole family will love. Why use costly store-bought sauces and salsas when you can make your own for a whole lot less?

Making your own Mexican salsa verde guarantees that the sauce your family is eating is made with the freshest ingredients, because of course you made it! When you make your own sauce you do not have to worry whether the sauce might be tainted, or how long it has been sitting on the shelf and so on… you will know, because it was made with your own hands.

You do not need many ingredients to prepare this lovely dish – just some jalapeños, lime, tomatillos, chilies, cilantro, and garlic, plus a pinch of salt. These ingredients go into the food processor and then you can whiz them into a typical green sauce which can be served with any kind of meat, fish, poultry or even vegetables, or you can try it as a dip. The fresh flavors are really good and you can imagine how aromatic this is going to be and how much freshness it is going to boast.

Quick and Easy Mexican Green Sauce
Summary: Mexican green sauce is well worth making. Simply dump the ingredients into a food processor and you will have the most delicious, fragrant, and wonderful sauce in mere seconds.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 4 seeded jalapenos
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tomatillo
  • 4 oz diced chilies
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  1. Blend everything together in a food processor until well combined.
  2. Let the Mexican green sauce sit for a couple of hours before you use it for the best results.
For a spicier result, do not de-seed the jalapenos

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Quick to make and featuring ingredients you will be able to get easily, as long as you can get tomatillos where you are, this green sauce is typically Mexican. You might be wondering how spicy this is, and actually yes this one does pack quite a flavor punch, but since you are in charge of the ingredients, you may scale down the amount of chilies if you wish and make it slightly milder (or leave the seeds in for added heat!) The picture shows a burrito served with this quick and easy Mexican green sauce. Once you puree your ingredients in the food processor, the result will be this vivid green sauce boasting lovely, fresh, aromatic appeal.

Picture, recipes and/or content upgraded and edited: 03-30-16

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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