How to Make Salsa Verde Using an Air Fryer

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Let's unearth the secrets of creating an exquisite air fryer salsa verde! Have you ever wondered how to cook tomatillos in an air fryer to achieve that perfect blend of flavors? Well, you're about to find out!

This unique recipe weaves together the earthiness of tomatillos with the freshness of cilantro, the sharp zing of onions, and the kick of jalapenos, all delicately fused together in the confines of an air fryer.

Served salsa verde with a chip on top.

A recipe that redefines the conventional approach to making salsa verde and offers up a tantalizing experience for your palate.

So, buckle up and get ready to dive into the flavorful world of air fryer salsa verde!

Ingredients to make salsa verde

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What are the ingredients:

Salsa Verde, a vibrant and zesty blend of flavors, is a versatile condiment that can elevate any dish. This sassy green sauce pairs perfectly with a variety of foods. Enjoy it with crunchy tortilla chips, use it to jazz up your tacos, or mix it into your favorite Mexican recipes for an extra kick. The possibilities are endless!

To make this delightful salsa verde, you need:

  • 1 lb. tomatillos, peeled and rinsed
  • 1 large jalapeno (or 2 serranos for a spicier salsa)
  • ½ small white onion
  • Salt to taste
  • A handful of cilantro leaves
  • Water (optional)

This air-fryer Salsa Verde releases a burst of tangy, spicy, and fresh flavors. The tomatillos lend a unique tartness, the jalapeno or serranos introduce a spiciness, while the onion and cilantro hint savoriness and freshness, respectively.

The resulting sauce is a smooth, tantalizing medley that can add complexity and depth to any dish it's paired with.

How To Make Salsa Verde In The Air Fryer

  1. Start by preparing 1 lb. of tomatillos – they should be peeled and rinsed. You will also need 1 large jalapeno (or 2 serranos if you prefer a spicier salsa), and half a small white onion.
    4 images showing how to start making salsa verde in the air fryer
  2. Take your air fryer basket and place the tomatillos, onion, and pepper into it. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to do this in batches.
  3. Close your air fryer and set the temperature to 390 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook the ingredients for 5 minutes.
    4 images showing steps of making salsa verde in an air fryer
  4. After 5 minutes, open the air fryer carefully. Remove the tomatillos and place them in a small bowl. If your jalapeno has softened and browned a bit, go ahead and remove it from the air fryer as well.
  5. Leave the onion in the air fryer, but flip it over. Set the temperature back to 390F and the time to 3 minutes. Once the time is up, check the onion. It should be soft and slightly browned on the edges.
    4 images showing cooked ingredients in the blender.
  6. Allow all the ingredients to cool down before proceeding. Once they have cooled, place them in a blender. Add a large pinch of salt and a handful of cilantro leaves on top.
  7. Don't forget to add any liquid that was released by the tomatillos while they were cooling down. Then, blend everything together until you achieve a smooth salsa texture.
  8. If you want a thinner salsa, you can add a bit of water. Taste the salsa and add more salt if needed.

Now, your homemade salsa verde is ready to enjoy! This recipe yields approximately six servings. Make sure to share a photo of your creation on Pinterest and leave a comment on the blog. Enjoy your cooking adventure!

top view of salsa verde plated.

How to Store Sala Verder:

This air-fried salsa verde can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The flavors will intensify over time, so adjust the seasonings accordingly when serving leftovers. You can also freeze it for up to three months, but make sure to thaw it before using.

Can You Freeze Salsa Verde?

You can freeze salsa verde to extend its freshness and enjoy its vibrant flavors even out of season. When freezing salsa verde, pour it into airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, leaving some space for expansion. It's best to use it within 3 months to maintain the best quality, although it will remain safe beyond that time.

Thaw the salsa overnight in the refrigerator before using. Do note, however, the texture may change slightly after freezing and thawing, with the salsa becoming a bit more watery. A quick stir or an additional spin in the blender can help restore its consistency. This method is perfect for making large batches and ensuring you always have some on hand to enhance your meals.

salsa verde air fryer

Additional Tips:

  • If you don't have an air fryer, simply roast the tomatillos, jalapeno, and onion in a preheated oven at 400F for about 15-20 minutes. The end result will be just as delicious!
  • For a creamier salsa verde, add a quarter of an avocado when blending the ingredients together.
  • This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for a larger batch.
  • Adjust the spice level by adding more or less jalapenos or serranos.
  • Use this salsa verde to add a burst of flavor to grilled meats, tacos, nachos, and even eggs!

With these tips and tricks in hand, you're now equipped to make an unforgettable air-fryer salsa verde.

Note: For best results, use this salsa verde within the first few days of making it.

And there you have it. A fresh and zesty salsa verde made right in your kitchen with the help of an air fryer! Easy to make and delightfully delicious, this salsa is perfect for your next taco night or fiesta. Use it to spice up your dishes or simply dig in with your favorite chips.

Remember to leave a comment or share a photo if you've tried and loved this recipe. Keep exploring and stay tuned for more of my stay-at-home cooking adventures. Happy cooking!

Salsa Verde Recipe (Using an Air Fryer)

Salsa Verde Recipe (Using an Air Fryer)

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

Crafted for the air fryer and packed full of authentic Mexican flavors, this Salsa Verde recipe is a culinary adventure waiting to happen in the comfort of your own kitchen.

In just 14 minutes, you can have homemade salsa that's perfect for your favorite Mexican dishes or simply dunking chips in. With bold ingredients like tomatillos, jalapenos, and cilantro, this salsa promises to pack a punch while being incredibly easy to make.

So, please put on your chef's hat, and let's get started on this fun, fast, and flavorful Salsa Verde recipe!


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Close the machine and set the temperature to 390F for 5 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow the ingredients to cool before placing them in a blender. Add the salt and the cilantro on top.
  6. Any liquid that was released by the tomatillos while they cooled should also be
    added. Blend until you have a smooth salsa.
  7. 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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