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HERDEZ(R) Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa 
Jul. 10, 2013 10:20 pm 
Updated: Jul. 23, 2013 1:16 pm

Hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I have tasted my share of salsas and spicy dips, etc.  I LOVE guacamole.  Although I am a self proclaimed "spice wimp" this recipe appealed to me, so I had to give it a try.  It was so good, I wanted to write a short blog and wave it's flag a little.  The creator of this recipe is Valerie, of From Valerie's Kitchen (http://www.fromvalerieskitchen.com/) fame.  Some of you may subscribe to her blog already, but if not I would highly recommend you hop over for a visit.  She has lots of fabulous recipes. p<wbr>h<wbr>o<wbr>t<wbr>o<wbr>
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My family loves shrimp tacos, served on flour tortillas (I don't make them homemade, but I probably should, homemade tortillas are not super hard, and are a thousand times more delicious, but I'm too lazy to include this step).  I thought shrimp tacos would be the perfect opportunity to try this recipe.  Boy was I right.  With a few adjustments to ingredient proportions, we had a yummy salsa that was not to spicy for our family.  It's kind of ironic, actually, reading the reviews of this recipe, some say it's to spicy, some not enough, but adjusting the ratios of the ingredients, or for those who like it spicier, adding something simple, like a jalepeño or some chipotle fixes it up just fine.

Since I added so much extra avocado and greek yogurt, we had plenty left over.  Bring on the chips, veggies, or anything else we can find to dip in it.  I also might take a couple of small containers to friends and family - those who are REALLY good to me!   I just won't mention how easy it was to make, and I'll have a couple favors coming my way!

Just one additional note:  I love that Valerie included Greek yogurt in this recipe instead of sour cream.  Sour cream is equally as yummy, and a fine substitute if that's what you have in the fridge, but I have recently fallen in love with Greek yogurt.  It's just a yummy as sour cream, packed with protein, and has less fat than sour cream.  If you haven't tried it already, I strongly suggest giving it a try in your next sour cream recipe (or just try the Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa for that matter!)

Until Next time. . .


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Jul. 10, 2013 10:59 pm
Beautiful pictures and it looks yummy! But am I missing something? I can see that this is one of the blogs to promote a paying sponsor, but I'm not sure just which product is being pitched and I don't see a recipe, just the name of it. Maybe it accidentally got left out?
Jul. 11, 2013 12:18 am
The title of the blog is the name of the recipe. The product isn't available near me so I improvised, using Herdez Salsa Verde in the jar ( not canned.). I was unsure how it compared with the actual cooking sauce so I started with half a cup and added until the spiciness seemed right to me. Good as this was the first day it was even better the next day.......here is the link to the recipe. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/HERDEZ-Creamy-Tomatillo-Avocado-Salsa/Detail.aspx?event8=1&amp;prop24=SR_Title&amp;e11=herdez&amp;e8=Quick%20Search&amp;event10=1&amp;e7=Home%20Page
Jul. 11, 2013 4:51 am
Very nice photos, and a informative read. Thanks.
Jul. 11, 2013 5:32 am
Great photos! Now I'm hungry for shrimp tacos!!
Jul. 11, 2013 7:50 am
Looks really good! When the cooking sauce gets to the WIld West in Colorado, I will try this sauce! Great photos!
Jul. 23, 2013 1:16 pm
Sorry it's taken so long to answer, I haven't been around due to a personal emergency. Thank you Bigshotsmom, the title is the name of the recipe, and the sponsor is Herdez Mexican Cooking Sauces. Lela - the sauces should be available across the country, but I had a hard time finding them in my Walmart in New Mexico. Look in the Hispanic foods aisle. Thanks to all for your comments!
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About the ONLY thing I don't like about cooking is the HEAT!! I'm not sure why, but I get very easily overheated. I usually sit while cooking, and have a fan blowing directly on me if available. I've been thinking about renaming myself - thehotchef - lol. It's a little better in winter, but I live in Albuquerque, NM - it never gets REALLY cold here, and my body just seems to want to overheat when I get busy in the kitchen! That's one of the reasons I like to divide my kitchen work into 2 or 3 parts at a time. One day I chop the veggies, the next day I roast the veggies, and the 3rd day I put together the lasagna and bake, for example.
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