Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

By Jeri Mobley-Arias
April 21, 2022 | Updated on August 2, 2023

This tomato avocado salsa recipe is every bit delicious as it is easy to make. Made with tomatillos, avocado, jalapeño, serrano peppers, cilantro, and lime, see why this tomatillo and avocado salsa needs to be made ASAP.

If you are looking for something to pair with this tomatillo avocado recipe, then check out my Beer Battered Fish Tacos recipe, next! If you are looking for more taco recipes, try my Big Mac Tacos, next!

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Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

There are a few things I always have stocked in the fridge, and this tomatillo avocado salsa is one of them. What’s great about this tomatillo salsa is that it is easy to make and promises big on flavor.

Whenever my mom’s tomatillo bush is filled and ready to be harvested, I go ham and pluck all of the cute green balls I can find and get to making this delicious avocado salsa verde.

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Why This Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Works

Well, for starters, it’s delicious. I think that about sums it up, right?

Kidding, read on:

  • Super fresh in taste. Sure, you can go for a store-bought version of tomato and avocado salsa, but why not have something that tastes fresh and honestly, better.
  • Good-bye additives. If you’ve been following along, you know I strive to make recipes with the cleanest ingredients, and by clean, I’m referring to foods and ingredients without the unnecessary additives, and this one fits the bill. Nothing but fresh ingredients.
  • It’s easy to make. After boiling the tomatillos, simply add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor and done!
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What are Tomatillos and How to Use Them?

Tomatillos are a small round fruit in a papery husk, similar to a tomato. They are typically green in color, however, one can also find purple and yellow tomatillos.

Tomatillos are typically used in Mexican cuisine, and oftentimes a main ingredient in salsas-specifically salsa verdes– soups and sauces.

Ingredients to Make Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Avocado salsa verde is simple to make from scratch. All you need is a handful of fresh ingredients:

  • Tomatillos
  • Cilantro
  • White Onion
  • Avocado
  • Lime juice
  • Garlic
  • Serrano pepper
  • Jalapeño
  • Kosher salt
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How to Make Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Verde

What’s great about this recipe is that it only requires a few steps and you are on your way to tasty, delicious salsa.

  1. Remove papery husks from tomatillos and add to a pot. Fill with water just until the tomatillos start to float. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  2. Remove and strain tomatillos from pot and allow to cool.
  3. Add tomatillos, cilantro, white onion, avocado, lime juice, garlic, serrano pepper, jalapeños and salt to a blender or food processor and blend until all ingredients are finely chopped.
  4. Season to taste with kosher salt.

How Long is Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Good For?

When stored properly, this easy tomatillo avocado salsa can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Be sure to store salsa verde in a sterile jar and in the refrigerator.

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Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Uses

This goodness is typically paired with Mexican cuisine. If not served with a particular dish, pairing it with tortilla chips makes for a fantastic appetizer or snack.

  • Top it on tacos (breakfast tacos, anyone?)
  • Pair it with tortilla chips
  • Add a scoop to soups
  • Pair it with refried beans

Tips to Making the Best Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

  • Use small tomatillos. When shopping for tomatillos, go for the smaller ones as they taste better.
  • If you find purple tomatillos, you struck gold! Whenever I can get my hands on purple tomatillos, I use them as they are much more flavorful (just like smaller-sized tomatillos). Additionally, they are higher in antioxidants, you, know, those awesome cancer-fighting compounds.
  • Allow tomatillos to cool before blending. I know you want to blitz and get to eating, but wait until tomatillos cool before pulverizing as it can cause the salsa to be bitter.
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Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

This tomato avocado salsa recipe is every bit delicious as it is easy to make. Made with tomatillos, avocado, jalapeño, serrano peppers, cilantro, and lime, see why this tomatillo and avocado salsa needs to be made ASAP.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 ounces
Author Jeri Mobley-Arias

Ingredients

  • ¾ pound tomatillos, husks removed
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ medium medium white onion
  • 1 – 2 serrano pepper, seeded and/or stemmed, adjust to heat preference
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • Kosher salt to taste, Diamond Crystal brand

Instructions

  • Remove papery husks from tomatillos and add to a pot. Fill with water just until the tomatillos start to float. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  • Remove and strain tomatillos from pot and allow to cool.
  • Add tomatillos, cilantro, white onion, avocado, lime juice, garlic, serrano pepper, jalapeños and salt to a blender or food processor and blend until all ingredients are finely chopped.
  • Seaon with salt to taste and adjust with more lime juice, if needed.
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