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January 24, 2013

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Tomatillo is a fruit that is sometimes called a Mexican green tomato. They have flavors of lemon, apple and herbs that are enhanced when cooked. The salsa is great with chips, tamales or fajitas.


  • 12 tomatillo, husked, rinsed well
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 6 large garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 to 3 serrano chilies, stemmed
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


    Cook first 4 ingredients in heavy large skillet over high heat until charred in spots but still firm, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes.

    Transfer to processor; using on/off turns, chop coarsely.

    Add all remaining ingredients. Blend to coarse puree.

    Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill.)

  • Posted by terri at January 24, 2013 02:34 AM