Zucchini Salsa Verde

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Grill: 20 min.


3 cups

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
This is the best green salsa ever; it's bright and sweet with just the right hint of spice. —Donna Kelly, Provo, Utah
Zucchini Salsa Verde Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 poblano peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a grill wok or basket. Grill vegetables, covered, over medium heat for 18-22 minutes or until slightly charred and tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool slightly. Finely chop and transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the lime juice, hot sauce, lime zest, salt and honey, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 44 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.