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Vegan Salsa Verde

Garden-Fresh Salsa Verde

Vegan Salsa Verde

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Sauces & Dips
By Mama Veggie Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Total Time: 40-55 minutes

Salsa verde is a tasty and vibrant green sauce made from fresh ingredients, including tomatillos, jalapeño peppers, garlic, onion, cilantro, and lime juice. It is a popular condiment in Mexican cuisine and is used to add a tangy, spicy kick to dishes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more.

One of the great things about vegan salsa verde is that it is incredibly versatile and can be used in many different ways. In addition to serving it as a condiment for Mexican dishes, it can also be used as a marinade for grilled vegetables, a dipping sauce for tortilla chips or raw vegetables, or even as a salad dressing.

Overall, salsa verde is a delicious and healthy way to add flavor to your meals while also getting a good dose of vegetables and herbs. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply looking for a tasty sauce to spice up your meals, salsa verde is definitely worth trying!


  • 1 lb. tomatillos
  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ c. fresh lime juice
  • 2 t. ground cumin
  • 2 t. dried oregano
  • Optional: 1 T. maple syrup
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste



Preheat oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.


Husk tomatillos and cut in half. Arrange tomatillos in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, along with whole jalapeno peppers and garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and toss gently to coat.


Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.


Once cool enough to handle, cut jalapeno peppers in half and remove seeds before transferring the roasted veggies to a blender or food processor. Add green onion, cilantro, lime juice, ground cumin, and oregano. Pulse until ingredients are combined, but the mixture is still a little chunky.


Taste and add a drizzle of maple syrup to sweeten, if desired. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately or freeze for later use. Enjoy!

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