Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Chef John 22723

"This spectacularly simple green sauce may be the perfect summer condiment. It requires no cooking, only takes 10 to 15 minutes to make, looks gorgeous, and tastes amazing with anything grilled and most things that aren't. Spoon over grilled pork tacos, grilled meats, or serve with chips."
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15 m servings 87 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.4g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  • Prep

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  1. Place tomatillos into a food processor. Add serrano pepper, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt to taste. Process until smooth; adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you can't find fresh, you can use canned tomatillos in a pinch.
  • Wear gloves to handle serrano pepper.


  1. 14 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

This was a good recipe. It needs something though. Next time I will try an onion and some garlic. Very quick, little prep, a must try.

Most helpful critical review

I'm sorry but I didn't have the same excitement for this salsa as the others did. I will say it does taste better by itself then with chips. This might be good on tacos or used as a sauce on m...

This was a good recipe. It needs something though. Next time I will try an onion and some garlic. Very quick, little prep, a must try.

Holy mackerel delicious. I made it from the video, so there were no measurements yet - and I don't think there's a way to mess this up. I am trying to avoid eating the entire batch now before I...

So good! I doubled the recipe and added a clove of garlic. Used it to spice up leftover turkey tacos. It's easy to make and scrumptious. I used it again in the morning on my eggs.

Loved it ,,, so easy to make.. very tasty

I Love this recipe. Nice change from regular salsa. I added a little onion and some garlic. I didn't have Serrano peppers so I used jalapenos instead.

You are so right Chef John .... absolutely delicious! Soooo simple/easy too. Will certaintly add this to my collection. 7/12/13

This salsa is ALWAYS a hit. Top it on tacos or use it as a dip. Yummmmm.

This comes out to be tasting like a variant of guacamole, more than a salsa. Overall really tasty though!

This is a very yummy recipe I added garlic and so good we use it on everything