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Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican


  • 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
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro - big stems removed
  • 3 garlic cloves - peeled
  • 2 or 3 avocados
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 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.