Tomatillos give a bit of tang to this avocado dip. Hass avocados, with their pebbly skin, are generally smaller, meatier, and less watery than their smooth skinned counterpart, the Fuerte.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put tomatillos, onion, and jalapeno in a small saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tomatillos are softened and pale green, about 5 minutes. Drain, run under cold water to stop cooking, and drain well.

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  • Halve jalapeno lengthwise. For a milder dip, scrape out ribs and seeds. Thickly slice jalapeno. Transfer to food processor along with tomatillo mixture and cilantro, and pulse until small chunks remain.

  • Halve avocados lengthwise and discard pits. Scoop out flesh and transfer to a bowl. Using a potato masher or fork, mash avocado along with salt until chunky. Fold in tomatillo mixture and serve.

Cook's Note:

The dip can be made a couple of hours ahead.

Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 6.4g 2% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 150.6mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
I forgot that I didn't have a jalapeno so I added a new jalapeno powder that I picked up in New Mexico when I was there. Otherwise I followed the ingredients as written. We thought this was a first-class guac! Thanks so much for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2018
I forgot that I didn't have a jalapeno so I added a new jalapeno powder that I picked up in New Mexico when I was there. Otherwise I followed the ingredients as written. We thought this was a first-class guac! Thanks so much for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
Made as written and PERFECT! The level of heat relies on you. No other words needed for this review! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
I'm not a huge fan of guacamole but this recipe is just perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2016
A simple twist on the typical guac. The mild acidity of the tomatillos lets you really taste the avocado. I added a bit more salt and a few chopped yellow cherry tomatoes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
I used green enchilada sauce added garlic salt lime and a tad of cream chees to thinken it. Great! Read More
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