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La Taqueria Green Sauce

This salsa verde sits atop every table at La Taqueria in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Marcia W. Smart


  • 1 pound tomatillos husks and stems removed and rinsed (about 8 medium size)
  • 1/4-1/2 pound serranos stems removed (about 3-4 small serranos)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • Place the tomatillos and serranos in a medium-size pot with about a cup of water.
  • Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until the tomatillos and serranos are tender, about 25-30 minutes. The tomatillo skins will look stretched and like they're about to burst.
  • Place everything in a high powered blender, such as a Vitamix, and thoroughly mix.