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Salsa Verde or Green Salsa

Salsa Verde Recipe in the Air Fryer

Homemade salsa is the absolute best! Try this easy air fried salsa and use it to cook your favorite Mexican recipes or just enjoy with chips. Makes 2 cups or 16oz
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American Southwest, Mexican
Servings 2 cups


  • Air Fryer
  • Blender or food processor


  • 1 lb. tomatillos peeled and rinsed
  • 1 large jalapeno or 2 green Serranos for spicier salsa
  • 1 clove garlic optional
  • ½ small white onion
  • salt to taste I added a large pinch
  • pepper to taste
  • handful of cilantro leaves
  • ½ teas cumin optional
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon water optional, to adjust thickening


  • Place the tomatillos and onion into the air fryer basket, depending on the size of your air fryer you may need to do this in batches. Close the machine and set temperature to 390F for 5 minutes. Carefully open the air fryer and very gently remove the tomatillos, place them on a small bowl. If the jalapeno has also softened and browned a bit remove it too from the air fryer.
  • Leave the onion in the air fryer but flip it over. Set temperature to 390F and time to 3 minutes. Once time is up check on the onion, it should be softened and a bit browned on the edges. Allow the ingredients to cool before placing them in a blender. Add the salt, pepper and cilantro on top. Any liquid that was released by the tomatillos while they cooled should also be added. Blend until you have a smooth salsa.
  • Taste the salsa verde, if it needs a little more acidity, add lime juice a little at a time.
  • If the salsa verde is too thick, add a tablespoon or 2 of water.
Keyword green salsa, homemade salsa verde, salsa verde