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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.

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa Directions

hands-on time:15 minutes

• knife
• chopping board
• blender

start-to-eat time:5 minutes

kids kitchen skills:
• husking
• chopping
• blending

note Grown-up steps and notes


• 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


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.