How to Make Salsa Verde Using an Air Fryer

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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. Learn how to create Salsa Verde using an Air Fryer.

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What do you use salsa verde for?

Salsa verde is a condiment that you can use anywhere you might use salsa or pico de gallo. Add it to your tacos, top your burritos with it, or even add it to some nachos. It works with so many dishes to give them a punch of flavor.

Is salsa verde and tomatillo salsa the same?

Yes. The two terms are used interchangeably for the name of a sauce made with tomatillos.

How do you thicken salsa verde?

You can add a slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken your salsa verde recipe.

The key is to bring it to a boil so that it thickens fully. If, for any reason, you get it too thin, you can add water to thin it out.

Can you freeze Salsa Verde?

Yes. You want to make sure to protect it from any air while in storage. This means that you want to use a zip top bag and squeeze out all the air before freezing.

Or, you can use a heavy-duty storage container with an airtight lid. If the salsa verde doesn’t reach the top of the container, add a layer of plastic wrap and press it down onto the salsa verde before topping with the lid.

How long can you store salsa verde?

You can store salsa verde in the fridge for up to 1 week. If frozen properly, you can freeze for up to 6 months.

What Air Fryer can you use to make Salsa Verde?

You can use any air fryer to create this recipe. On this recipe, you will see the Innsky Air Fryer was used.

Always make sure that you check your veggies as not all air fryers setting works the same. Basket style air fryers cook faster than “oven-style” air fryers.

What are the ingredients to make salsa verde?

To make this salsa verde recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Tomatillos
  • Jalapeno or serranos
  • White onion
  • Salt
  • Cilantro
  • Water

How to make salsa verde using an air fryer

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make salsa verde. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

The first step is to cook your tomatillos, onion, and pepper in the air fryer. If your air fryer basket is small, you’ll want to do this in batches.

Set the air fryer to 390 degrees and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the tomatillos.

If the pepper has softened and began to turn brown, you can remove it as well.

Continue cooking the onion for 3 minutes at 390 degrees after flipping. The onion will be done once it has softened and began to brown around the edges.

Allow the ingredients to cool before placing them in a blender along with the salt and cilantro.

Add any juices from the tomatillos that released while they cooled. Blend until smooth.

Taste to make sure the recipe has enough salt and enjoy. You can also add water, if you want a thinner salsa verde.

Your salsa verde is ready to serve!

Salsa Verde Recipe

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Salsa Verde Recipe (Using an Air Fryer)

Salsa Verde Recipe (Using an Air Fryer)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

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.


  • 1 lb. tomatillos, peeled and rinsed
  • 1 large jalapeno (or 2 serranos for spicier salsa)
  • ½ small white onion
  • salt to taste (I added a large pinch)
  • handful of cilantro leaves
  • water, optional


Place the tomatillos, onion, and pepper 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 the temperature to 390F for 5 minutes.

Carefully open the air fryer and very gently remove the tomatillos, place them in 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 the time up checks 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 and the 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.

If desired you may add water to thin it down some more. Taste for salt and add more if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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