Serrano Pepper Sauce Recipe

Serrano peppers are a favorite pepper in Mexican foods and salsas.  A bit hotter than a Jalapeno they can be interchanged, if desired 2 to 1.  It would take 2 jalapeno peppers to equal one Serrano.  The Serrano is found in many different dishes and sauces so let’s look at a few easy recipes for a nice Serrano Pepper Sauce recipe that you can enjoy quickly.

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Serrano peppers is a nice Chile Verde sauce. This sauce is used in many different dishes from chili verde, pork in a green sauce , to green chili enchiladas.  Here is an easy recipe you can make quickly.

Easy Salsa Verde


  • 1/2  Onion, finely minced
  • 2 tbs fresh cilantro
  • 1 Serrano, minced
  • Salt  to taste
  • 10 oz Canned tomatillos, well-drained
  • Juice from Half a Lime

Blend all the ingredients together.  Refrigerate unused portions.

Here is a great Green Salsa recipe you may enjoy.

Serrano Green Salsa


  • 1.5 lb Fresh Tomatillos or 3 – 15 oz.  large cans drained
  • 2 Fresh serrano chilies – minced
  • 2 Cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 small bunch fresh Cilantro- chopped finely
  • Salt to taste

Blend all ingredients well.  Serve with chips, tacos, burritos, etc.  Refrigerate unused portions
If you have fresh Tomatillos, try roasting them first for a bit of extra added flavor.

Next time you are in the mood for some delicious Serrano pepper sauces, give one of these a try.  They have great flavor with the fresh ingredients and they come together very quickly.  They both can be used in a variety of ways.



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