The Easiest Salsa Verde Recipe (VIDEO)

08/20/2012 10:28 am ET | Updated Sep 06, 2012

Have you ever wondered how your favorite Mexican restaurant does their salsa verde? That tangy, refreshing, bright green salsa is something to savor on tacos, enchiladas and more. If you want to know how to make it easily at home, we've got the recipe.

Forget about tomato salsa for just one minute -- though there's nothing wrong with it -- salsa verde has something special about it. The tanginess comes from tomatillo, the heat from green jalapenos, the bright flavor from cilantro and the creaminess is from avocado, the extra-special ingredient.

In this video, Iliana de la Vega, chef and owner of El Naranjo Restaurant in Austin, Texas, shows us how to make salsa verde the easiest way possible, in a blender.

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