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Horizontal overhead photo of a dish of Fresh Tomatillo Avocado Salsa surrounded by tortilla chips. A person is dipping a chip into the salsa.
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

One taste of this fresh, vibrant Tomatillo Avocado Salsa will have you craving it again and again. It's fabulous on tacos, enchiladas, burritos... any Mexican entree, but it also makes a wonderful sandwich spread, dipping sauce for chips and/or salad dressing.

Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Fresh Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 29 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 10 ounces of tomatillos husks removed, washed and roughly chopped
  • 1-3 medium jalapeños seeds removed and reserved
  • ½ medium white onion roughly chopped
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems, loosely packed
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  1. Combine tomatillos, 1 jalapeño, onion, avocado, cilantro, 2 tablespoon water, 1 tablespoon lime juice, salt and sugar in the container of a food processor or blender. If it’s difficult to blend add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  2. Taste and add more jalapeño and/or more lime juice, to taste. If you want to add more heat, add small amounts of the reserved jalapeño seeds until desired spiciness is reached.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoon serving)
Calories 29 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 111mg5%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 116IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.