This is the ultimate fresh, green salsa. The addition of avocado gives it a wonderful creaminess!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 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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  • Place the water, pepper, onion, garlic, jalapenos, cilantro, avocado, and tomatillos in a blender, or the bowl of a food processor. Puree or process to desired consistency, adding more water as needed. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

61 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 6.3g 2% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 5.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
I used this recipe as a base but I made significant changes. I roasted the tomatillos after cutting them in half and putting them face down on a baking pan. I cooked them until the tops were brown and they were soft. I combined them with a ripe avocado half a bunch of cilantro salt lime and 1/4 of a white onion in the blender. I omitted garlic because I find garlic to overpower the other flavors even though I usually love garlic. The resulting salsa is amazing!! Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
I used this recipe as a base but I made significant changes. I roasted the tomatillos after cutting them in half and putting them face down on a baking pan. I cooked them until the tops were brown and they were soft. I combined them with a ripe avocado half a bunch of cilantro salt lime and 1/4 of a white onion in the blender. I omitted garlic because I find garlic to overpower the other flavors even though I usually love garlic. The resulting salsa is amazing!! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2006
WOW! I followed this to a tee. It is much better than those good mexican resturants serve with their chips. It is a keeper. No changes needed. A Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2008
Instead of using water try sour cream. It makes it a little richer but also a little thicker. I left out the garlic too as a personal thing. Very good though. And I agree...It's meant to be consumed with chips! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
A squeeze of lime juice really does the trick to keeping the avocado a nice green color! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2008
I'm giving this a 4 because my boyfriend really liked it. I didn't like it so well however. I wish I had used more avocado because as is I could barely taste it. I added a little cumin to improve the flavor. The ingredients don't need to be minced since they're going into the food processor anyway. Save yourself some time and just roughly chop them. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
This recipe was really good. I added an extra avocado as one other reviewer suggested and I'm glad I did. Next time will add juice of lime as well. This was too thick for my blender and my food processor was too small so had to do it in 2 batches. It was gone in 2 days! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2009
Love this! And I did add lime... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/16/2009
I really like this recipe. The avocado adds a creaminess that's unexpected and the heat isn't too hot. I didn't put in as much cilantro and added lemon juice in hopes it'll keep the avocado from browning in the fridge. Next time I'll add lime if I remember to pick some up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
This is the best salsa I have ever made! I tried putting it on a salad which was a complete waste. It wasn't very good on lettuce and I really wish I had saved some to try with chips because the salsa was so good. Read More
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