The recipe for the Mexican green sauce was what we were missing to give you all our best ideas to accompany your tacos. And I say this, because we had already published our recipe for Mexican red sauce .
The salsa verde recipe is also very easy to prepare. As for most simple recipes, the quality of the ingredients will be what makes the difference in the result of the dish. So if you want to cook a delicious green sauce, we will have to start by getting some good, fresh and healthy chili peppers, and some good quality green tomatoes.
To add more flavor to your Mexican sauce, you can previously prepare a homemade chicken broth, or a vegetable broth. This is totally optional.
Mexican green sauce
- 400 grams of green tomatoes or tomatillos
- 1/2 white onion
- 2 jalapeno peppers or serrano peppers
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Some optional fresh coriander sprigs
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 cup chicken broth optional
To begin, we are going to peel the half white onion.
In the case of garlic cloves, we will leave them already peeled.
Then, we will peel the green tomatoes and wash them well.
We will also wash the chilies well.
In a small pot, we will heat a little water, in order to cook all the vegetables that we have listed previously. When you put the vegetables in the pot, the water level should not exceed the level of the other ingredients, so as not to take longer unnecessarily. The cooking that we will give to the vegetables will be light, just over ten minutes. If instead of keeping the vegetables fresh a little, you prefer that they are well cooked, you can leave them for a maximum of ¼ hour.
If you are using the cilantro, this is a good time to wash it. I prefer to disinfect it using water with a splash of vinegar. There, I leave it submerged for at least five minutes.
Have your blender on hand so that when the cooking time is up, you drain the ingredients and transfer them to process. If it is difficult for you to “fish” the ingredients, you can help yourself with a strainer. However, reserve some of the cooking water, just in case.
Add the washed coriander to the blender and season with a little salt, to taste. If you have decided to use the chicken broth to add more flavor to your sauce, add half a cup to the blender. You can also use a homemade vegetable broth.
If you have not planned to use any broth, but you think that the blender needs a little liquid to process the food better, then add a little of the cooking liquid.
When you have blended enough to get a nice consistency sauce, taste it. If necessary, correct the seasoning with a little more salt, and mix again.
That’s it. In principle, your green sauce is ready. However, there are those who prefer to cook the liquid again (very quickly) to intensify its flavor. You can do this in the same saucepan previously used, after cleaning any traces of water.
Serve your sauce hot or cold, as you prefer.
TIPS FOR PREPARING MEXICAN GREEN SAUCE
- If you prefer a less spicy sauce, you can cut the chiles and remove the seeds and vein, before using them for this recipe.
- You can also use other green herbs to add more flavor and perfume to your sauce, such as parsley.
- For a more garlic-flavored version, you can cook both garlic cloves briefly in a griddle or skillet, before adding them to the blender. If, on the contrary, you do not like garlic, you can limit yourself to using a single garlic clove in this recipe.
WHY PREPARE THIS GREEN SAUCE RECIPE?
I’m going to return the question to you: why buy a green sauce at the supermarket? Homemade sauce is always richer, fresher, healthier and more nutritious. In addition, they can adapt it by adding a little more or less of the ingredients that they like the most. You will have already verified this that I am saying with the sauces of the taquerías, of the kitchens of running food, of the ladies who sell snacks in the street and those that the grandmothers prepare. A homemade sauce always, but always, is tastier than an industrial one.
Well, I just hope that all these examples I just gave, really make your sauces at home and don’t make me look bad one day by offering you a packaged sauce for your tacos or quesadillas .