Tomatillo-Avocado Dip

There was a Mexican restaurant here in my town that had the best “green dip” that was offered complimentary to the customers.  I think the whole town went into mourning when the restaurant closed down.  I get a little sad every time I pass it and miss this dip and the amazing burger they had.

My husband decided we should try to make our own dip, so he brought home a bunch of tomatillos and told me to look up some recipes.  I found one that I thought sounded like it would taste similar to theirs and I was right.  It is so delicious!  The only thing I’ll do differently next time is I think I’ll just use about a cup of tomatillo salsa instead of fresh ones.  These had a slightly tart taste, I’m not sure if they were really ready to be used yet.  And using a pre-made salsa would cut down on a lot of dirty dishes (See Note about premade salsa at the bottom)!  I think it’d be great on fish or shrimp tacos, also!

Tomatillo-Avocado Dip
Recipe adapted from:  Epicurious.com

Ingredients:
1 lb. tomatillos, husked
2 large avocados, pitted, peeled and cut into chunks (Sams has great ones!)
2/3 cup sour cream
1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
5 garlic cloves
3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1.5 medium jalapenos, stemmed, seeded and chopped
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 + 1/8 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Method:
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add tomatillos and cook until soft but still whole, about three minutes.  Drain and place in a large bowl and refrigerate until cold, about an hour.

Place tomatillos in food processor.  Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until cold.

Note:  If you use the pre-made salsa, just start it at the food processor part!  Also, don’t add the lime juice or jalapenos if you use salsa verde, it won’t need those ingredients!

Tomatillo-Avocado Dip

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2 responses to “Tomatillo-Avocado Dip

  1. How funny! My hubby and I just made our own green sauce to try to replicate one they serve at a local Mexican place! This looks so similar to the one we came up with! Isn’t it delicious? Yours looks so creamy and yummy! Plus I love that cute little avocado bowl! 🙂

  2. christenandjames

    It really is yummy, I like to put a little bit of the green sauce and a little bit of the red salsa on my chip. So delicious!
    My husband is “famous” in our family for his amazing guacamole, so my sister in law gave us that bowl as a gift. We love it!

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