Creamy No-Cook Salsa Verde Recipe

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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This recipe prompted the following self-posed question: why don’t I make salsa more often?

Creamy No-Cook Salsa Verde

It couldn’t be easier, and the finished product is leagues beyond the jarred stuff… both in freshness and taste. I have my favorite brands, (Mrs. Renfro’s is a front runner), but I’ve realized that I really should go the homemade route more frequently!

Creamy No-Cook Salsa Verde

There’s something to be said for roasted salsa – the flavor of charred peppers, onions, and tomatoes is fantastic – but I have little interest in turning on the oven in 85° weather… you? If you’re in the same boat as I am, then this no-cook salsa is the way to go.

Creamy No-Cook Salsa Verde

Tart tomatillos, rich avocados, herby cilantro, and spicy jalapeno peppers are pulsed together until a creamy salsa forms.

Voila! Raw salsa verde made in about 3 minutes. Can’t beat that.

Creamy No-Cook Salsa Verde
Name:Creamy No-Cook Salsa Verde Recipe
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time0 minutes (no cooking required)
Total Time15 minutes
ServingsMakes 2 cups


  • 3 tomatillos, husked, rinsed, & coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 ripe but firm medium-sized avocado, peeled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 medium-sized  jalapeno pepper
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


1. Prepare the Tomatillos

Remove the husks from the tomatillos and rinse them under cold water to remove any stickiness.

2. Blend the Ingredients

In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatillos, ripe avocado, fresh cilantro leaves, jalapeño pepper, garlic cloves, and the juice of one lime.

3. Blend until Smooth

Blend the ingredients until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If you prefer a spicier salsa, you can add more jalapeño pepper or leave the seeds in.

4. Season to Taste

Taste the salsa and season it with salt and pepper to your liking. The lime juice should add a nice tangy kick, but adjust it according to your taste preference.

5. Chill and Serve

Transfer the creamy salsa verde to a serving bowl. If time allows, refrigerate it for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. However, you can also enjoy it immediately.

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 50
  • Total Fat: 4g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
    • Dietary Fiber: 2g
    • Sugars: 1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Calcium: 1%
  • Iron: 1%
  • Potassium: 120mg

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