Fresh Avocado Tomatillo Salsa is easy to make in minutes in your food processor. It’s healthy, oil-free, and naturally vegan and gluten-free. Try it today with all your Mexican favorites!
During the summer you may have seen tomatillos at the farmers market or in your CSA box.
Some people think they are green tomatoes or “little tomatoes,” but they are actually related to the Cape gooseberry or goldenberry.
While they are the size of a small green tomato, they grow in a thin papery husk.
Their texture is similar to that of an unripe tomato.
And they can be eaten raw or cooked and have a tart flavor.
One of my favorite ways to eat them is in a green salsa.
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa is perfect for bringing to potlucks or parties.
It’s delicious served with tortilla chips and raw vegetables like carrots and cauliflower.
And it’s a nice change of pace from the usual store-bought salsas.
It would be fun to set up a salsa bar!
My favorite way to enjoy Avocado Tomatillo Salsa is on tacos.
I recommend trying it as a topping the next time you make these tacos:
And in a Quinoa Burrito Bowl.
Or on enchiladas.
And don’t forget Cilantro Lime Rice & Black Beans.
Or as a salad dressing.
I think you get the idea.
It’s an all-around versatile salsa.
It’s so easy to make Avocado Tomatillo Salsa!
The only special equipment you’ll need for this recipe is a food processor.
And all you do is throw all the ingredients in the food processor, blend, and enjoy!
It doesn’t get much easier than that!
One note about the jalapenos: if you don’t want a lot of heat in your salsa, be sure to remove the ribs and seeds from the peppers.
I like to wear gloves while handling hot peppers to protect my skin.
At the very least, make sure you wash your hands after handling them.
You don’t want to forget and rub your eye!
Now let’s make Avocado Tomatillo Salsa!
Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
- 2 cups tomatillos roughly chopped
- 2 jalapenos (or more), seeds removed (optional), diced
- 2 avocados roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup white or yellow onion roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 3 Tablespoons lime juice
- salt to taste
- Blend all ingredients in a food processor using the pulsing button, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- Taste to adjust for salt.
- Enjoy right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.