Salsa Verde Dip with Queso Fresco on a white plate with Mexican striped napkin in the background

Salsa Verde Dip with Queso Fresco

This Salsa Verde Dip with Queso Fresco is an easy recipe for green tomatillo salsa that is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. I love the way the queso fresco and the salsa complement each other.

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Salsa Verde Dip with Queso Fresco on a white plate with Mexican striped napkin in the background
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Salsa Verde Dip with Queso Fresco

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5
Calories: 21kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • cups tomatillos , husked, cleaned and rinsed
  • 2-3 serrano chilies whole , stems removed
  • 1 clove garlic , whole
  • 3 stalks cilantro , roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt , or to taste
  • cup chopped white onion
  • 1 package queso fresco (I used a 10-ounce package; you can use a larger package, if desired)


  • Cover tomatillos, chilies, and garlic with just enough water to cover in a small saucepan.
  • Simmer until tomatillos start to lose vibrant green color. Be sure not to overcook.
  • Once tomatillos are done simmering, allow to cool for a few minutes before handling the liquid. Strain and reserve all the ingredients and the water.
  • Place the tomatillos, peeled garlic, chilies, cilantro, sugar, and salt into a blender or food processor. Pulse to a fairly rough textured sauce and add reserved water, as needed. Do not blend too much. After blending, fold in half the white onion and salt, to taste.
  • When ready to serve, remove the queso fresco from the package and place on a serving platter. Pour salsa around the queso fresco. Garnish salsa with remaining onions. Serve with fresh tortilla chips. It is best when you can get a bit of the cheese with each bite of salsa and chip.


Nutrition Facts
Salsa Verde Dip with Queso Fresco
Amount Per Serving
Calories 21 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 236mg10%
Potassium 138mg4%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Cheese Cinco de Mayo Kim Maes Mexican Salsa
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