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Avocado & Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

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.

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Verde 1

 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

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. 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.

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Cut up the tomatillos into equal size pieces and add them to the food processor.

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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.

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How great does that look?


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Nutrition Facts

Servings 1