Tamales Elena - Salsa Verde


  • 4 medium jalapeño peppers

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • salt


  1. Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to a boil.

  2. Add jalapeños, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.

  3. Strain jalapeños and let cool slightly. Remove stems and then add to a blender. Add 1/4 of the onion, garlic cloves, and 3/4 cup of water.

  4. Take the bunch of cilantro and cut the stems from the leaves. Add stems to the blender. Roughly chop the leaves.

  5. Finely chop the remainder of the onion.

  6. Add onion and cilantro to blender and pulse just a few times.

  7. Add salt to taste!

Serve with Tamale Elena’s Hoja de Maiz Tamales.