Salsa verde (which literally means ‘green sauce’) is a quick and easy want to add lots of flavor to any dish. Though many salsa verde recipes are tomatillo based (and used in Mexican cooking) many other regions around the world have green sauce equivalents. Italians make salsa verde with parsley and capers, and the French make a very similar sauce verte that includes herbs like tarragon and sage.
Regardless of which type of salsa verde you’re looking for, we’ve got four great recipes for you to consider.
Raw Salsa Verde
This easy-to-make tomatillo salsa, courtesy of Michelle (the blogger behind A Dish of Daily Life), is fresh and delicious. With just six ingredients and one step (blend everything until smooth!), it’s a must-try. Eat it with tortilla chips or spoon it on top of tacos, steaks, burgers, and more.
Hot Salsa Verde
This creamy dip from Shea (of Dixie Chik Cooks) combines spicy tomatillo salsa and full-fat sour cream for a twist on classic salsa verde. Smother enchiladas in this creamy sauce or serve it as a dipping sauce with nachos.
This classic salsa verde recipe from be mindful. be human has a delicious twist: a little bit of ground cumin gives it a nice, smoky flavor. Try serving it with lightly charred grilled chicken.
Hard Boiled Eggs in Salsa Verde
This salsa verde isn’t your standard Mexican tomatillo-based sauce; it’s inspired, instead, by Italian cuisine. Fresh parsley and capers give the salsa its green flavor and red pepper flakes add a nice touch of heat. Memorie di Angelina serves it over creamy hard-boiled eggs. Yum!
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.