Creamy Avocado Salsa Verde

Servings 2 cups


  • 8 medium tomatillos husks removed, rinsed and stem removed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed (can leave seeds if want a HOT salsa)
  • 1/2 lime juiced with seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro stems removed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 large avocado pitted and peeled


  • Bring water to boil and add tomatillos. Boil for 4-5 to minutes. Remove from water.
  • Add tomatillos, garlic, onion and jalapeno to blender and blend until sauce is smooth and pureed.
  • Add lime juice, all seasonings and avocado and pulse several times. If you prefer a smooth verde salsa, blend more. If a more chunky salsa is desired, pulse once or twice. Chill for several hours.


Note: Tomatillos don't have to be boiled, but I find that it yields a richer flavor. They can be used raw for a brighter and tangier salsa.
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