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Salsa de Aguacate, or Avocado Salsa

Salsa de Aguacate, or Avocado Salsa, is a spicy topping that's perfect for tacos or any Mexican food favorites. Spicy, creamy, and totally dreamy.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 846kcal


  • 3 tomatillos husks removed
  • 1/2 onion quartered
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 jalapeño stem removed
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful of fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 avocados pitted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil optional


  • Add tomatillos, onion, garlic, and jalapeño in a large stock pot.
  • Add enough water to cover.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Let boil 6-8 minutes, or until tomatillo is soft.
  • Turn off stove.
  • Add cooked tomatillo, onion,garlic, and jalapeño to a blender along with 1 cup of the water used in boiling.
  • Discard the rest of the water.
  • Be very careful. It will be very hot.
  • With a kitchen towel, blend until smooth.
  • Add salt, cilantro, lime juice, avocado.
  • Add olive oil or sour cream (if using)
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Taste for good measure.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Instead of olive oil, you can use 1 tablespoon sour cream instead. 
Avocado Salsa will last 3 days fridge. Cover in an airtight container. 
To make it spicier, add 1 more jalapeño


Calories: 846kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 74g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 2374mg | Fiber: 30g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 91.7mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 2.8mg