Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

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Being the salsa snob that I am, I take my Tomatillo Avocado Salsa very seriously. It's half salsa / half guacamole and 100% perfection.
Tomatillo Avocado Salsa from (@whatsgabycookin)

For the longest time I was quite intimidated by tomatillos. I didn't know what to do with them, they had their weird husk thing on the outside, and someone once told me they were sour. I was like... hold the phone. No thank you. But as soon as I exited my picky eater stage, I was very much a fan of tomatillos. In my mind it's simple - you take off the husks, give them a good wash with hot water, cut them in half, roast the heck out of them, and then puree them into a salsa. I've done a traditional tomatillo salsa before which is excellent - and today it's a salsa meets guacamole situation that can be used as a dip, as a salsa, as a sauce, or whatever else you please!

Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
Being the salsa snob that I am, I take my Tomatillo Avocado Salsa very seriously. It’s half salsa / half guacamole and 100% perfection.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, sauce
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 medium Tomatillos
  • 2 avocados seeds and skin removed
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ jalapeño seeds removed
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ¼ cup white onion diced


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove the husks from the tomatillos. Rinse under warm water well and wipe clean. Cut the tomatillos in half and place into a baking pan. Roast for 20 minutes until they are tender.
  • Remove and set aside to cool. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse for 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy.
  • Let cool, adjust salt and pepper and serve as needed.


If you haven't used tomatillos, make sure you remove the husk and then give them a quick wash as they can be sticky.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. So, I love your recipes!! I use Wildtree spices and use them with your recipes, I have to try this pizza!

  2. just made this for TODAY after seeing it on your snapchat. AMAZING! Even got the exact same blue tortilla chips from TJs you used 🙂 Thanks a million - you have the best snapchat, recipe and good vibes!xx

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