Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Yes, my friends, I am still alive here! I’ve been traveling for the past week visiting friends at my ol’ stomping grounds in Tallahassee and just got back from a weekend in New Orleans for a good friend’s wedding. I’m still not home, but I just have to share this salsa verde recipe with you today!

If you have never met Meagan from Scarletta Bakes, you to need right this second! Meagan is a fellow Arizonian who creates really amazing dishes with a Southwestern flair like these Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Tacos, No-Bake Banana Dulce Pie, and Chipotle Sweet Potato Biscuits. I could go on and on about her amazing recipes!

And now, Meagan has written her very own cookbook, The New Southwest! Meagan was so kind to send me a copy of this gorgeous cookbook. I had to flip through it as soon as I got my hands on it and let me tell you, I want to make all of the things in this book!

Salsa Verde

Since I was getting ready to head out of town, I decided to make something simple, Salsa Verde. I’ve always enjoyed making homemade salsas because it’s so easy to just toss ingredients into a food processor and mix it all up, but I had not ever made salsa verde and have been wanting to give it a go as I always like it when I get it at restaurants. Meagan’s recipe is super simple, but it certainly will not let you down on flavor! I think the star of this salsa is the roasted Anaheim chilies, which I have never used. The chilies added such great flavor and gave the salsa a really nice smokey flavor. I also really loved the use of fresh parsley in this recipe as opposed to cilantro. While I adore

Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde


  • 4 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 Anaheim chilies, roasted, peeled, and stemmed*
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 8 tomatillos, husked and halved
  • salt to taste


  1. Place the garlic into a food processor and chop until the garlic turns into a paste. Add the chilies and parsley and continue to process to a paste. Add the tomatillos and process until the salsa comes to a smooth and even consistency. Add salt to taste.
  2. Serve or cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

You can chose to leave the seeds from the chiles in or out. Personally, I added the seeds from just two of the chilies since I wasn’t sure if we would like the heat.

Recipe from The New Southwest

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Salsa Verde



  1. I would have to go with migas. Super simple and is good for any time of the day.

  2. My favorite Southwest inspired dish is Crockpot Pork Carnitas which I use to make tacos and various other dishes.

  3. Gringo Tacos and Chicken enchiladas!

  4. I love chicken taquitos with a side of fresh guacamole salad.

  5. Spicy Dr Pepper and Adobe chili pork tacos, and my mom’s green chili rellenos!

  6. I’m super excited about this recipe because it doesn’t have cilantro. I steer clear of cilantro since I’m of those people that can’t get it to taste right in my mouth… darn! I am definitely going to try this out… love it. :)

    PS… would love to have this wonderful cookbook too. :)

  7. I don’t have a favorite inspired dish, because I love all southwestern food. There isn’t one I turn to or inspired me. Just give me some black beans, spices, tortilla shells and I am happy! Mix up some sauce and other good stuff and i am even happier. I love Southwestern food! Ok, blabbing way to long. :)

  8. I think ALL Southwestern food is my favorite! I LOVE that kind of food! I guess if I had to choose I would say maybe Enchiladas

  9. any kind of tacos! yum!

  10. I love southwestern food. Green chile chicken enchiladas or capirotada are favorites here.

  11. Adobo-Marinated Chicken Quesadillas is one of my favorite items.

  12. southwestern stuffed peppers!

  13. Enchilada pasta

  14. I love southwestern food, any kind really. I really want to try a California Burrito (a burrito with french fries in it), kind of sad I haven’t since I live in the state!

  15. I love salsa verde on tacos!! Yumm… this looks so good!

  16. I love Carne Adovada

  17. Love love southwestern food and flavors.
    This looks so yummy.

  18. I really love huevos rancheros.

  19. Tacos!! We probably, I mean definitely eat tacos in some form or another every single week! LOVE!

  20. Enchilladas and tacos :)

  21. I love fresh salsa!

  22. I love making veggie fajitas with a sour cream and lemon sauce.

  23. Enchiladas, although there are so many that it’s hard to decide. :)

  24. I like making fresh salsa.

  25. My favorite is chicken quesadillas.

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