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Green Salsa with Avocado
fresh and spicy

The green salsa can be prepared with some variations, but the best variation is when avocado is added . The salsa flavor turns fresher, its hotness more subtle and the best part is that the avocado chunks can be tasted while the salsa is enjoyed with a dish.

This salsa is perfect to accompany typical dishes of the Mexican
cuisine like some quesadillas with peppers , some sincronizadas , a peasant rice or a tasty grilled steak.

In some parts of Mexico this recipe is also known as tomatillo
guacamole with tomatillo. Although it is not a very precise name nor appropriate for it – the tomatillo guacamole is another story .

About the Recipe

  • It is very easy to make the salsa, you only have to cook and blend some ingredients. Ideal for beginners.
  • The recipe is given with 1 jalapeno pepper but you can use more and make your salsa more spicy.
  • If you want a milder salsa discard the veins and seeds of the jalapeno pepper as it is the spicier part of the chili.
  • The salsa will be ready in .
  • Recipe for 2 cups of salsa.


  • 12 Tomatillos (1.1 lbs)
  • 1 Avocado (8.8 oz)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (.5 oz)
  • 1/4 of an Onion (1.7 oz)
  • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz)
  • 5 Coriander sprigs (1.7 oz)
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Mixing Spatula
  • 1 Knife

  • Directions

    Prepare the Green Salsa

    1. Put in a saucepan:
    • 12 Tomatillos.
    • 1 Jalapeno Pepper.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. Leave the ingredients cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until the tomatillos turn to a lighter color.

    Don’t cook the tomatillos for a long time because its skin breaks and its flavor becomes bitter

    1. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, the ingredients that were cooked.
    2. Also add in the blender:
    • 1/4 of an Onion.
    • 1 Garlic clove.
    • 3 Coriander sprigs (1 oz).
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients and reserve.

    Add the Avocado

    1. Finely chop 2 coriander sprigs (.7 oz), then reserve.
    2. Scoop out the pulp of 1 avocado and put it in the blender, along with the mixture that was blended.
    3. Blend lightly the mixture.

    The mixture is lightly blended so small avocado chunks remain and in this was the salsa will have a very special touch.

    1. Pour in a bowl the mixture that was blended and add the coriander that was minced.
    2. Mix very well the green salsa with avocado, with a mixing spatula.

    Fresh, Delicious and Spicy!

    Green Salsa with Avocado accompanied with bread

    Tip: With this salsa a different touch can be given to a green salsa that was previously prepared, with the simple fact of adding 1 avocado.

    Recommendation: Enjoy this salsa with tortilla chips and a refreshing Mexican beverage.

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    Additional Info

    Here are some fresh and spicy jalapeno peppers that will make of your salsa a delight.

    If you need tomatillos these have a very good flavor and they will arraive fresh to your house.

    You can also prepare this salsa in molcajete.

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