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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Rated as 4.39 out of 5 Stars

"This spectacularly simple green sauce may be the perfect summer condiment. It requires no cooking, only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make, looks gorgeous, and tastes amazing with anything grilled and most things that aren't. Spoon over grilled pork tacos, grilled meats, or serve with chips."
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15 m servings 87
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 -1/4 cup)


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  1. Place tomatillos into a food processor. Add serrano pepper, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt to taste. Process until smooth; adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you can't find fresh, you can use canned tomatillos in a pinch.
  • Wear gloves to handle serrano pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 87 calories; 7.3 6.4 1.3 0 5 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This was a good recipe. It needs something though. Next time I will try an onion and some garlic. Very quick, little prep, a must try.

Most helpful critical review

I'm sorry but I didn't have the same excitement for this salsa as the others did. I will say it does taste better by itself then with chips. This might be good on tacos or used as a sauce on m...

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This was a good recipe. It needs something though. Next time I will try an onion and some garlic. Very quick, little prep, a must try.

Holy mackerel delicious. I made it from the video, so there were no measurements yet - and I don't think there's a way to mess this up. I am trying to avoid eating the entire batch now before I...

I doubled the recipe, but next time I will quadruple it. Tastes great on any Mexican dish, chips and chicken. It has a very refreshing taste. This is my new favorite salsa. It is perfect ju...

This was fresh and delicious! I changed it slightly, as I had a LOT of tomatillos, so i used 8 instead of 6 and then used 2 avocados instead of 1. I added a tablespoon of minced garlic (roughl...

It is good, but I agree with some of the other reviews that it is missing something. I will add an onion next time and let everyone know if it is even better!

So good! I doubled the recipe and added a clove of garlic. Used it to spice up leftover turkey tacos. It's easy to make and scrumptious. I used it again in the morning on my eggs.

Loved it ,,, so easy to make.. very tasty

I Love this recipe. Nice change from regular salsa. I added a little onion and some garlic. I didn't have Serrano peppers so I used jalapenos instead.

You are so right Chef John .... absolutely delicious! Soooo simple/easy too. Will certaintly add this to my collection. 7/12/13