Avocado & Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Recipe by: Jerry James Stone | Written July 28, 2015

Let me guess, you’ve seen tomatillos in the grocery store but were never quite sure how to use them. Well this Avocado & Tomatillo Salsa Verde is easy to make and tasty on enchiladas, over tacos, or just as a salsa for dipping.



2 pounds tomatillos
2 avocados
½ small red onion
2 garlic cloves
1 lime
2 serrano peppers
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon sea salt

Total Time:

10 minutes

10 minutes
4 cups 
Recipe Type:
  1. First thing is to prep the tomatillos. To do that, remove the foreskin, er husk, and completely detach it from the fruit. You’ll notice the tomatillo is a bit tacky, so you’ll have to wash it well. I recommend a vegetable wash. 

    NOTE: When buying tomatillos, choose smaller ones as they will be sweeter and more flavorful. The husk or as I like to call it, the foreskin, indicates how fresh the tomatillo is. It should be greenish-brown, tight, and not shriveled or dried out. And the tomatillo should be firm. For storing, leave the husk on and store the fruit in a bag on the counter.
  2. Cut up the tomatillos into equal size pieces and add them to the food processor. 

  3. Add in the flesh from the 2 avocados, 1/2 red onion (chopped), 2 serrano chiles (chopped), 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, the juice from 1 lime, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Puree until smooth. 

  4. How great does that look? Enjoy!  



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