Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Not only is the bright green color of this salsa visually appealing, but the bright and creamy flavors are the perfect accompaniment for smoky grilled meats, tacos or when served with chips. This guacamole-salsa hybrid pairs especially well with al pastor tacos, the tacos are traditionally served with a scoop of the salsa on top along with cilantro and onion.



1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted

5 medium tomatillos, husked, rinsed and quartered

1 medium jalapeño, roughly chopped

½ medium white onion

2 garlic cloves, sliced

½ (packed) cup cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon kosher salt



Add the avocado, tomatillos, jalapeño, onion, garlic, and cilantro to a blender and purée until the mixture is smooth. Season with salt.


Makes about 1½ cups.



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