Green Salsa Taquera

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Green Salsa Taquera

Recipe by Villa CocinaCourse: SidesCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy


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Salsa taqueras come in bunches! There are so many to choose from and are hard to resist. They pair with many authentic Mexican dishes which makes them special. In fact, the inspiration came from tacos. “Taqueras” means for tacos, but can be used in so many ways. This recipe has to be my favorite because its flavor comes to live when we roast the ingredients. Then, its finished with creamy pieces of goodness, avocado! Try it and you won’t get enough of it. 


  • 1 lb tomaillos

  • 1/4 ea white onion

  • 5 ea chiles de arbol

  • 2 ea garlic cloves, unpeeled  

  • 1 ea garlic clove, peeled (raw)

  • 1/4 bunch cilantro 

  • Salt to taste 

  • 1 ea avocado, diced


  • Place a comal over medium heat. Once hot, toast the chiles de arbol just until fragrant. Avoid burning them, should only take a few seconds (chiles de arbol are spicy, add as many as you like. This recipe makes a spicy salsa. For a less spicy one add 1-2 chilis.) Remove from the heat. 
  • Roast the tomatillos, onion, two unpeeled garlic cloves until charred and cooked through. Remove from the heat allow them to cool down. Transfer into a blender but peel the roasted garlic first. Also add in the toasted chiles de arbol, raw garlic clove, cilantro and salt. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl, adjust salt, and stir in the diced avocado. ENJOY! 

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