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Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa Verde con Aguacate
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Votes: 122
Rating: 2.8
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

  3. Thanks for the excellent Green Salsa recipe. This is one of my favorites!
    I’ve been watching Mexico One Plate at a Time since 2004 and this is the program that got me interested in both cooking and authentic Mexican food. Truly inspirational!

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