This is a wonderful tangy recipe and a great way to stretch avocados when they are too expensive to make traditional guacamole. I actually think this recipe is better than what you’d find in most Mexican restaurants.
The recipe is fast and easy to make because it’s made in the food processor.
I’ve successfully saved leftovers up to two days by placing a piece of plastic wrap directly on the dip, so it’s like a skin, blocking out air. The avocado didn’t turn brown at all, and the flavors actually deepened.
If you are not familiar with tomatillos, they are Mexican green tomato-like fruits with a husk attached. The fruits are green or green-purple with a green papery wrapper attached. When shopping for tomatillos, you want to pick out the firm feeling ones, avoiding mushy or moldy tomatillos. The husks should be green, not brown. The sticky feeling you get on your hands when peeling the tomatillos is completely normal.
Spicy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
You can make this salsa as spicy as you like. Like it spicier? Add in more peppers, I’ve added in pasilla peppers before and the salsa turned out fab!
- 1 pound tomatillos - husked, washed, and cut in half
- 2-3 jalapeños peppers - cut in half and seeded
- 2-3 sermons peppers - cut in half and seeded
- 1 medium white onion - cut in chunks
- ½ bunch of cilantro - big stems removed
- 3 garlic cloves - peeled
- 2 or 3 avocados
- 1 lime - juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Dash of cayenne powder (optional)
- Cut the seeded peppers into small chunks. Put the garlic cloves and seeded peppers in a food processor or blender and pulse until they are in small pieces.
- Next, add onion chunks, cilantro, tomatillo, lime juice, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne. Pulse until smooth. Add the peeled seeded avocado and pulse a few times. I like to keep the avocado kind of chunky, doing this makes the salsa look like it has more avocado in it than there really is.
- Taste the mixture for salt on a tortilla chip (some tortilla chip brands are saltier than others). Here’s where I’ll normally add a little more salt and some more garlic powder to the tomatillo avocado salsa. Hit pulse a few more times, or until you get the desired consistency.
Wanting to make your own tortilla chips? Here’s a great video how to. If you are needing a great nonstick pan to back the tortilla chips on, here’s a great deal from Amazon – Non Stick Pans.
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