Take taco night to a whole new level with this blender guacamole salsa! Creamy, spicy, tart and packed with cilantro. Basically, the best thing you have ever put in your mouth.
A few months ago Kevin came home with a bottle of the most amazing thing ever….guacamole salsa. How did I not know this was a thing? Creamy like guacamole, spicy, and filled with onions, garlic and copious amounts of cilantro. It’s one part hot sauce and one part guacamole. Basically, the best invention mankind has ever stumbled upon. Except maybe Sriracha. But that’s a whole other post.
The primary sauce base of this sauce is avocados and tomatillos. If you aren’t familiar with tomatillos don’t worry! They are super easy to work with. They have papery husks around them and are found in the grocery store near the fresh jalapenos most of the time. Pick nice large, firm tomatillos with husks that look fresh and not super dried out. Peel the husks back and inspect the fruit, it should be bright green, slightly sticky and free from blemishes. If it’s starting to wrinkle heavily or shows spots they are past their prime.
Once you get them home you’ll want to remove the papery husk and wash them well with warm water and a bit of soap to remove the sticky residue on them. Then you are ready to start the recipe!
I played with several renditions of this recipe, including roasting the tomatillos, onions, and jalapeños (which was also amazing). But I decided that in honor of the fact that its summer and the house is already roasting that we would try this raw too and see how it was. And it was fabulous! So roast them if you like, or toss them all in raw and bask in the fact that your house isn’t crazy sweltering hot from your oven…either one creates a delicious salsa.
- 10 tomatillos husks removed and washed well
- 1-2 jalapeños deseeded and stems removed
- optional: 1/2-1 onion especially good if roasted
- 2 avocados
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 lime juiced
- salt and pepper