Hot Salsa Verde

Sharing is caring!

This salsa.


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.



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.





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.


  • erickfwlao.Link4blogs.com
    December 9, 2018 at 6:47 PM

    I rattling lucky to find this site on bing, just what I
    was searching for 😀 too bookmarked. http://erickfwlao.Link4blogs.com/

  • Michelle
    October 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    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!

  • Demi
    September 28, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    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!

  • adam @unorthodoxepicure
    December 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    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. 😉

  • Dixie Chik
    December 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Thanks Adam! I’m LOVING your last post 😉

  • Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    December 28, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    What a fantastic group of female fun. I think your salsa verde would be a big hit at our house too.

  • Dixie Chik
    December 29, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Thanks Maureen – we need to catch up very soon!!

Leave a Reply

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