Avocado Salsa Verde has one of the best flavor-to-effort ratios in all of Mexican cuisine. You'll get incredible flavor from very little effort by using just a few key ingredients. So good! mexicanplease.com
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Avocado Salsa Verde

Avocado Salsa Verde has one of the best flavor-to-effort ratios in all of Mexican cuisine. You'll get incredible flavor from very little effort by using just a few key ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 (2 cups)
Calories: 100kcal
Author: Patrick Calhoun | Mexican Please

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeno (or 1 serrano)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10-12 sprigs cilantro
  • 1 avocado
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Pull the husks off the tomatillos and give them a good rinse.
  • Cut the stems out of the tomatillos if you want.
  • Roast the tomatillos in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until they start to turn army green
  • Add tomatillos to a blender or food processor along with ½ onion, 1 garlic clove, 10-12 sprigs cilantro, and ½ of the jalapeno
  • Pulse blend and taste for heat level
  • If you want more spice add more jalapeno (either ¼ or ½ more)
  • Once happy with the heat level, add the avocado to the blender and combine well
  • Salt to taste
  • Serve immediately

Notes

As described in the instructions, I always recommend adding the jalapeno pepper incrementally the first few times you make this sauce. This gives you a good idea of your preferred heat level. If you are sensitive to spicy foods you can start by adding ¼ of the jalapeno at first and tasting for heat level.
If you are using canned tomatillos, don't bother roasting them. It doesn't have the same effect on tomatillos that have been resting in liquid.
Using the cilantro stems is common in Mexico. I typically twist off the thicker, bottom portion of the stems but keep the upper portion of the stem that connects the leaves.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal