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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa Verde con Aguacate
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Votes: 57
Rating: 3.12
From Season 9 - Mexico: One Plate at a Time
Servings: 11/4 cups


  • 8ounces (3 to 4 medium)tomatillos, husked, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Fresh hot green chile to taste (roughly 2 or 3 serranos or 1 or 2 jalapenos), stemmed and roughly chopped
  • About 1/4cup (loosely packed) roughly chopped cilantro, thick lower stems cut off
  • 1largeavocado, itted, flesh scooped from skin and roughly chopped
  • Salt


In a blender or food processor, combine the tomatillos, garlic, green chile, cilantro and ½ cup water. Process to a coarse puree. Add the avocado and pulse until nearly smooth. Pour into a salsa dish. If necessary, thin to a drizzleable consistency with a little more water (I often add 1 to 2 tablespoons more). Taste and season with salt, usually about 1 teaspoon.



  1. I really enjoy Rick Bayless’s “One Plate at a Time” show. I love the recipes he makes available. Thanks

  2. OMG!! Rick, this recipe is this BEST!! Avocado Tomatillo salsa, I have every made and eat THANK U!! for teaching America the true Authentic way to cook Mexican. Thank You Rick, Olivia

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