Nightshade-free Salsa Verde

A nightshade-free salsa so good, you just might cry. Seriously.

Again with that whole “missing nightshades terribly” thing. I can do some version of street tacos, and I’ve discovered a pretty amazing enchilada recipe – but it was always missing that “zing” that only salsa provides. Without further ado, I give you the MOST AMAZING EVER salsa verde recipe. No nightshades. No nasty surprises. Just…. YUM.

kiwi fruit sliced on a white cutting board

Nightshade-free Salsa Verde

The best AIP salsa I’ve found. Adapted from The Castaway Kitchen.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Condiments, Sauces
Cuisine AIP, Keto, Mexican, Paleo, Vegan
Servings 3 cups


  • Food Processor


  • 6 kiwi peeled and diced
  • 1/2 large red onion one medium
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 bunch cilantro stems trimmed
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp finely grated horseradish
  • 1/2 tbsp capers
  • wasabi powder or paste to taste (optional)


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely minced.
  • Serve right away; store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Ingredients can be finely chopped or pulse blended if you don’t have a food processor.
You can substitute lemons or apple cider vinegar for the lime juice, if desired.
Leftovers can also be frozen or canned.
Keyword coconut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, nightshade-free
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