Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde — This recipe is for a tomatillo salsa verde that you can make in your air fryer. This dish will take around 30 minutes to cook, and if you love spicy food, this is the perfect meal! My favorite thing about this dish is that it tastes completely different than traditional Mexican dishes. If you’re looking for something new to try out, give this one a shot!

Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Air Fryer Salsa Verde has a flavor close to the traditional salsa. It’s hot and spicy with a bit of a kick of garlic. The tomatillos, cilantro, green chiles, and jalapeños are cooked in the air fryer until they’re soft and then blended with spices to create a perfect sauce for tacos or as an accompaniment to steak or chicken dishes.

Are you looking for ways to cook your food without using oils? Air frying may be just what you need! To get crispier foods without adding any oil, this makes for great roasted vegetables, and use them in this amazing Mexican Appetizer. Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde is a great way to use your air fryer!

This will soon become of your favorite snacks to serve your family!

Truly amazing!

Are you looking for even more Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes? Some of my favorite recipes are AIR FRYER STUFFED MINI PEPPERS, AIR FRYER BLUEBERRY GOAT CHEESE EMPANADAS.

Check Out How To Make Air Fryer Salsa Verde

What Is Tomatillo Salsa Verde?

Tomatillo salsa verde is a traditional Mexican sauce made from tomatillos, jalapeños, onion and cilantro. It’s typically used as a condiment or topping for tacos, burritos, and other dishes. The ingredients are pureed with water to pour the green liquid over everything! This recipe will show you how to make your tomatillo salsa verde at home.

What Are Tomatillos?

Tomatillos are a staple of Mexican cuisine. They’re small and green and often used in salsas and sauces. If you like the taste of tomatoes but want something with a little more tang, tomatillos may be your new favorite ingredient!

The average tomatillo is about 3 inches long by 1 inch wide (7 cm x 2.5 cm) and has a papery husk enclosing the fruit’s fleshy interior. Tomatillos can range from green to white or yellow depending on when harvested; those picked later will have less acidity than those selected earlier in the season because they’ve had time to develop.

You can easily air fryer tomatillos for a quick snack!

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde
  • Tomatillos
  • Serrano Peppers
  • Minced Garlic
  • Onions
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Water

How To Make Ssal Verde Using An Air Fryer

How To Make Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Add your Tomatillos, jalapeños, and onion, for 5 minutes, at 390 degrees F air fryer setting.

How To Make Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Then add garlic, cook five more minutes, and let cool for a few minutes.

Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Add all of the ingredients to a blender. Add lime juice, salt, cilantro, and a little water for whatever consistency you want.

Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Pro Tips:

  • If you want to adjust your spiciness or the hotness of the dish, leave some of the seeds from the peppers in, it will add some spiciness to the salsa.
  • You can easily swap out the poblano peppers for jalapeno peppers.
  • If you do not have to add lime juice, you can substitute it for water.
  • Shake your basket several times during the cooking process.
  • You can make this in an Air Freyr Basket or Air Fryer Oven Model. YOu can also make this recipe in a Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and Mealthy Lid. The recipe will work the same.

How To Blend The Salsa:

You can either use a blender or food processor to dice this salsa. Here are some tips:

Blender/Food Processor: You can make this salsa in a blender or food processor. Just pulse for a few seconds until desired consistency is reached!

Pulse at 30-second intervals and mix after each pulse for perfect consistency. Stop pulsing when it’s the consistency you desire.

Thicker Salsa: If you want thicker salsa, reduce the amount of lime juice and water.

Adjusting Flavors:

Spicer or Milder Salsa: To adjust the spice level, remove all of the seeds and membranes, which will produce milder salsa.

If you prefer more heat, add back in some poblano seeds for an extra boost! To make your salsa spicier, replace them with red or yellow varieties depending on your preference.

Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde

How To Store Salsa

Salsa is a delicious way to season food. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stay fresh for long. Here are some tips on how to store salsa to enjoy it for longer.

Store in an airtight container and put the jar into the fridge or freezer if there is any leftover after your meal. You can also freeze salsa by pouring it into ice cube trays and freezing it until solid before transferring them all to a ziplock bag with as much air removed as possible. Finally, add some lime juice or vinegar to your salsa – this will help preserve it!

Can You Freeze Salsa Verde? Can You Freeze Homemade Salsa Verde?

Freezing salsa verde is a great idea! If you’ve ever found yourself with an abundance of salsa verde, you may wonder if you can freeze it. The answer is yes – you can freeze salsa verde for future use.

Let the salsa cool to room temperature, and then place it into an airtight freezer-safe container. Placed into the freezer, it will last for 2 to 3 months. When you are ready to use your salsa verde, place it in the refrigerator or keep it at room temperature until it’s thawed.

How Do You Thicken Salsa Verde?

Salsa verde is a delicious Mexican sauce with tomatillos, chilies, and spices. It’s perfect for tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. But sometimes, it can be a little too runny. So how do you thicken salsa verde? There are several ways to do it.

In a small cup mix 1/2 teaspoon of cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water, mix that together and then fold it into the salsa verde.

Air Fryer Salsa Verde

What To Serve With Salsa

What goes great with salsa? There are so many options. You can eat it as a dip for chips, or you could use it to top your favorite Mexican dishes like tacos and enchiladas. The possibilities are endless; the best part is that everyone loves salsa! One of my favorite ways to serve salsa verde is the pork salsa verde recipe.

Some of my favorite things to serve salsa with are:

  • Tortillas
  • Chicken
  • Baked Potato
  • Steak
  • Carrots
  • Celery Stalk
  • Green Peppers

What Do You Use Salsa Verde For?

Sure, you could eat salsa verde with a spoon (or use it as a dip), but there are so many other ways to enjoy it! From adding it to chicken or fish recipes to using it as a condiment on sandwiches and tacos, here are some ideas for putting this delicious green sauce to good use.

How Long Can You Store Salsa Verde?

You can easily store salsa verde in the refrigerator for about 4 to 5 days; after that, I would recommend freezing it.

What Air Fryer can you use to make Salsa Verde?

You can use any air fryer basket or air fryer oven model, including the Instant Pot Vortex, Power XL, Cosori, Nuwave, and even the new Drew Barrymore Air Fryer!

More Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes:

Don’t Forget To Pin:

Air Fryer Salsa Verde
cropped-Air-Fryer-Tomatillo-Salsa-Verde-5.jpg

Air Fryer Salsa Verde

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Tomatillo Salsa Verde — This recipe is for a tomatillo salsa verde that you can make in your air fryer. This dish will take around 30 minutes to cook, and if you love spicy food, this is the perfect meal! My favorite thing about this dish is how it tastes completely different than traditional Mexican dishes. If you're looking for something new to try out, go ahead and give this one a shot!

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups tomatillos
  • 1 large poblano pepper, or jalapeno peppers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 large limes
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  • Add your Tomatillos, jalapeños, onion, 5 minutes, at 390 degrees F, air fryer setting.
  • Then add garlic, cook five more minutes, let cool for a few minutes.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender add lime juice, salt, cilantro, and a little water for whatever consistency you want.
  • Plate, serve, and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Notes

Tips:

  • If you want to adjust your spiciness or the hotness of the dish, leave some of the seeds from the peppers in, it will add some spiciness to the salsa.
  • You can easily swap out the poblano peppers for jalapeno peppers.
  • If you do not have to add lime juice, you can substitute it for water.
  • Shake your basket several times during the cooking process.
  • You can make this in an Air Freyr Basket or Air Fryer Oven Model. YOu can also make this recipe in a Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, Instant Pot Crisp Lid, and Mealthy Lid. The recipe will work the same.
How To Blend The Salsa:
You can either use a blender or food processor to dice this salsa. Here are some tips:
Blender/Food Processor: You can make this salsa in a blender or food processor. Just pulse for a few seconds until desired consistency is reached!
Pulse at 30-second intervals and mix after each pulse to get a perfect consistency. Stop pulsing when it’s the consistency you desire.
Thicker Salsa: If you want thicker salsa, reduce the amount of lime juice and water that you use.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 41kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 779mgPotassium: 244mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

Share this recipe

We can’t wait to see what you’ve made! Mention @forktospoon or tag #forktospoon!