Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

, from Issue #44. August, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa

This vivid green sauce can be used as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topping on soft tacos.


1 cup chopped tomatillos
½ cup packed coriander leaves and stems, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 avocados, peeled
2-3 tablespoons lime juice
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Tabasco or other hot sauce 


Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and add hot sauce to taste. Makes about 2 cups

Pantry note: Tomatillos are also called ‘tomate verde’ in Mexico (which means ‘green tomato’) and are a staple in Mexican cooking. The fruit of the tomatillo is green and about the size of a large cherry tomato and grows inside a papery husk.