Hot Salsa Verde

This salsa. IMGP0739 Is so worth all the chopping. You could always use your food processor to prevent the cilantro getting all up under your nails like it did mine.


I promise it’s cilantro. This was adapted from Serious Eats. It’s a combination of poblano peppers, serrano peppers, tomatillos and sour cream. I added jalapenos, of course, but you don’t have to. Things I learned after making this three times (it was quite popular the first time I made it):

  • Don’t skimp on the tomatillos.
  • Don’t use low fat sour cream.
  • Dig the cilantro out of your damn nails before taking pictures.

The first time I made this it was for a Christmas dinner party I hosted with Stephanie from Plain Chicken, Jill from Cooking What I Pin, Karen from The Little Pearl, Tina from Regional Musician, Mary, Becky and Heather. IMGP0682 Obviously, we had some laughs that night. These girls are so much fun!

Oh, and look, I made calzones and dipped mine in it.


Such a beautiful hot mess.

I’ve think I’m gonna make chicken enchiladas with this sauce baked on top. Or beef! This stuff is good. IMGP0752 Here’s your printable-

Hot Salsa Verde


  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 2 serrano chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 tomatillos, chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • Combine everything from peppers through water in a small sauce pan and bring to a slow boil; reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Put the mixture in a food processor or blender, puree until smooth and stir in sour cream, lime juice and salt.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. I rattling lucky to find this site on bing, just what I
    was searching for 😀 too bookmarked.

  2. Just arrived home from Kroger with all of the ingredients, except the cilantro! Back to the store, I go because this is getting made tonight!
    Michelle recently posted..Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treats

  3. Hey there! I’ve been reading your blog for some time now and finally got the bravery
    to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx!

    Just wanted to mention keep up the good work!
    Demi recently posted..Demi

  4. Pingback: Beef Enchilada Lasagna | Dixie Chik Cooks

  5. Pingback: Show Stopper Saturday Link Party, Featuring Party Dips

  6. Muy bueno! NOw I’ll go clean my own nails before shooting tomorrow’s blog photo. Thanks for the heads up — and for the wonderful salsa recipe. 😉
    adam @unorthodoxepicure recently posted..Food Snob Chronicles – Christmas movies that make me hungry

  7. What a fantastic group of female fun. I think your salsa verde would be a big hit at our house too.
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef recently posted..Easy Christmas Ham

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.