I'm pretty predictable when it comes to the food in my fridge. I always like to keep a few staples on hand. Two ingredients that you'll always find are avocados and tomatillos. The two ingredients are so versatile and they each have many different uses. One of my favorite salsa recipes features avocados and tomatillos and it is so delicious. I think you guys are really going to love this Taqueria Salsa.
When you order tacos from a street vendor in Mexico City, you have a wide range of salsas to choose from, including an avocado and tomatillo salsa. It's tart from the tomatillos and the avocado makes it creamy. It pairs beautifully with tacos. After you make this salsa, you'll see why this salsa is very popular in Mexico City. The creamy, bright salsa makes the perfect condiment to your favorite tacos. Have you had tomatillos raw before? If not, you are in for a real treat. When tomatillos are left raw it brings out their natural tartness; a perfect pairing with the creamy, ripe avocado and spicy jalapeño.
The best part is that this salsa is so easy to make and comes together quickly because nothing is getting cooked. Just throw all the ingredients into a blender. The blender does all of the work and creates a luxurious creamy salsa for your tacos.
This tomatillo + avocado salsa makes the perfect condiment to your favorite tacos. Unlike most guacamoles, this taqueria salsa can be made in advance. It doesn't oxidize as quickly because of the acidic tomatillos and lime juice. They help to keep this salsa bright green. Just store in the fridge until serving. I think it even taste better after it has chilled for an hour or so.
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- 5 Tomatillos, husked removed and cleaned
- 1-2 Jalapeños, use just 1 for a milder salsa
- 1 Large Avocado
- ½ Cup Cilantro
- ¼ Slice of White Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice, plus more if need
- Dice the cleaned tomatillos. Add the the blender along with all the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and add more salt or lime juice to your preferred taste.
- Serve right away or store in the fridge until serving.