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white bowl with nightshade free salsa on a white counter

Nightshade Free Salsa Verde

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5 from 4 reviews


A simple nightshade free salsa verde that tastes so delicious, you won’t miss the tomatillos.


  • 1 large cucumber (about 3/4 lb), peeled
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about one lime)
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the peeled cucumber into spears and the onion into medium size chunks and place on lined baking sheet.
  3. Top cucumbers and onions with olive oil, cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of salt and bake on the upper middle rack for 15-20 minutes. You want the onions and cucumber to char slightly.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool until you can touch, then add to the blender with the remaining salt, lime juice, cilantro, oregano, garlic and water.
  5. Blend until smooth, about 20-30 seconds.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Basics
  • Method: Bake/Blender
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 221.1mg
  • Fat: 4.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.9g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg