Hot and Creamy Salsa Verde Recipe


Poblanos and serranos pack serious heat in this sour cream-spiked tomatillo salsa.

Recipe Facts

Active: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 8 servings
Makes: 1 cup

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  • 1 large poblano chile, seeded and roughly chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 2 serrano chiles, roughly chopped (seeded for a hot salsa, not seeded for extra-hot)

  • 1 large tomatillo, quartered

  • 6 sprigs cilantro

  • 1 medium clove garlic

  • 3/4 cup water

  • 1/4 cup sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Place chopped chiles, tomatillo, cilantro, garlic, and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook until chiles and tomatillo are softened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Transfer mixture to jar of a blender and puree until completely smooth. Transfer to bowl, stir in sour cream and lime juice. Season with salt to taste and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to a week.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
22 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 72mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)