Salsa de Aguacate
(Avocado and Tomatillo Sauce)
Authentic Mexican Recipe

Try this simple-yet-succulent salsa on tacos, tostadas or salads (and of course for dipping with chips!). A refreshing alternative to typical red salsa or guacamole. Unlike guacamole, this avocado dip won’t discolor, thanks to the naturally acidic tomatillos.


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1/2 pound tomatillos, shucked and quartered
3–4 ripe Haas avocados, peeled and pitted
3–5 Serrano chiles
1/4 small onion
2 large cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 – 1/2 cup water
  1. Place the tomatillos, avocados, chiles, onion, garlic, half of the cilantro, salt and 1/4 cup of water in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Add more water if needed to achieve the desired consistency, then transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  3. Chop the leaves and soft stems of the remaining cilantro and stir into the salsa.


Preparation Time: 
Under 10 minutes.
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