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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa (Avocado Salsa Verde)

This avocado tomatillo salsa is a spicy and delicious dip for chips, or a delicious topping for chicken, shrimp or other protein.

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Here in Texas, we like all kinds of salsas.

With my new found love for my Vitamix, I’ve been ready to try all of the blended things. Sauces, stews, and salsas have been high up on my list!

I loved making this Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Verde. It was really delicious, and quick.

What I enjoy about making salsa, is there isn’t a right or wrong answer. You can play up ingredients you love, and make flavors more or less intense depending on how you feel.

What I also love about this salsa, is that I can basically use it on anything.

It’s wonderful on chips (of course), but it’s lovely on recipes with chicken, or even spread on a sandwich.

It’s one of those wonderful condiments that has incredible flexibility and great flavor.

Ingredients for Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

My Avocado Salsa Verde has just a few simple ingredients.

  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 2 jalapenos, halved (with seeds if you want spice, without if you want just the flavored pepper).
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1/2 an onion, roughly chopped
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • 3 avocados
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (or juice of one large lime)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Drizzle of avocado oil (for roasting)

What are Tomatillos?

Tomatillos in a basket at a market

Tomatillos are also called a “Mexican husk tomato.”

It’s not as simple as calling them an unripened tomato, or a green tomato.

Tomatillos have a distinct tartness to their flavor profile. When boiled, they retain that tart flavor, and when roasted, they caramelize and become a little sweeter.

You’ll see tomatillos use a lot in Mexican cuisine. Tomatillos originated there, but use is now much more widespread.

How to make Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.

On a sheet pan, add your tomatillos, jalapenos, garlic, and onion.

Drizzle avocado oil over the veggies, and toss them with your hands to be sure everything is evenly coated.

Sprinkle salt on top of the veggies, and roast them for 40 minutes.

Once roasted, and cooled to room temperature, add your roasted veggies, avocado, lime juice and cilantro to a blender.

Blend on high for 1 minute until the mixture is smooth.

Pour into a bowl and top with some fresh lime juice, diced onion and cilantro.

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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa (Avocado Salsa Verde)


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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cups of salsa 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic
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Description

A creamy, spicy green dip with lots of flavors and simple ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 2 jalapenos, halved (with seeds if you want spice, without if you want just the flavored pepper).
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 1/2 an onion, roughly chopped
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • 3 avocados
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (or juice of one large lime)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Drizzle of avocado oil (for roasting)


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. On a sheet pan, add your tomatillos, jalapenos, garlic, and onion.
  3. Drizzle avocado oil over the veggies, and toss them with your hands to be sure everything is evenly coated.
  4. Sprinkle salt on top of the veggies, and roast them for 40 minutes.
  5. Once roasted, and cooled to room temperature, add your roasted veggies, avocado, lime juice and cilantro to a blender.
  6. Blend on high for 1 minute until the mixture is smooth.

  7. Pour into a bowl and top with some fresh lime juice, diced onion and cilantro.
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa | The Hangry Woman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Roasting
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 27
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 1.3 mg
  • Fat: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.7 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m currently an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

I’m here to help you live your best life possible diabetes by showing you how to create simple, blood-sugar friendly and delicious meals and tips on diabetes self-care.

Be sure to download my FREE Diabetes Community App Glucose Guide, or reach out for FREE 1:1 diabetes health and habit coaching.

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