Some verde-style sauces can have a harsh vinegar taste, but not this sauce. You’re first greeted with a hint of sweetness that immediately gives way to a strong tangy flavor of both vinegar and lime. The two are quite noticeable but balanced and tamed ever so slightly by the sweetness that precedes them. Moderate flavors of Jalapeno and Serrano peppers are next, joined by the robust flavor of Tomatillos. Onion, Garlic, and other spices add complexity while combining well with the Tomatillos. A moderate saltiness further awakens the tastebuds and rounds out the overall flavor of this sauce.
This sauce is great for street tacos, chicken, and fish, or any dish where a verde-style tangy sauce is desired. It is somewhat mild in heat a rating of around 1.5 on a 5-point scale.
Here’s our Flavor Profile Breakdown in order of flavor occurrence:
(0-None, 1-Slight, 2-Moderate, 3-Intense) Sweet: 1
Tangy (Vinegar and Citrus): 3
Other Highlights: Robust Tomatillo Flavor
Heat Level: MEDIUM