Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

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Dunk taquitos, chips, or fresh cut veggies in this tangy dipping sauce made from fiber-rich avocados and delicious small green fruits called tomatillos.

Hands-on time:

15 minutes

Start-to-eat time:

5 minutes


  • 1 ripe avocado (pit and skin removed)
  • 4 husked tomatillos (canned is OK if you can’t find fresh)
  • ½ cup cilantro (optional)
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 clove garlic, skin removed
  • salt to taste

Kids kitchen skills:

  • husking
  • chopping
  • blending


  • knife
  • chopping board
  • blender


Grown-up steps
  1. Husk tomatillos, roughly chop, then place in a blender.
  2. Add cilantro, water, and garlic to the blender.
  3. Pulse until chopped and combined.
  4. Add the avocado and a pinch of salt.
  5. Blend until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, mix in more water. Add salt to taste.

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