Creamy tomatillo avocado dip is a delicious alternative to guacamole! Roasted garlic and jalapeno give this creamy avocado dip a kick!
I have never really used tomatillos before, although I have always loved salsa verde! Tomatillo (pronounced "toe-mah-TEE-yo") is a Mexican relative of the tomato and they look like little green tomatoes covered with a husk.
A friend recently gave me a bunch of them from her garden, so I searched for tomatillo recipes. I tweaked a few recipes and came up with a combination of salsa verde and guacamole!
We brought this appetizer to a dinner party last night and it was a big hit!
Peel off the papery husk of the tomatillos.
Be sure to rinse them well, as they may feel a little sticky sometimes.
Lightly brown tomatillos in a skillet. Do not over cook. They should still be firm, not mushy! Browning (or roasting) them brings out their flavor.
Another option is to roast the tomatillos along with the garlic and jalapeno in the oven. You can slice them in half and roast them until skin is browned.
Add the avocado to the tomatillo mixture in the blender. Pulse until smooth.
This is a tasty twist on traditional tomatillo sauce and guacamole recipes. It's creamy, a little spicy and oh so delicious! It is lick-the-bowl-clean good!
You might also like this black bean avocado dip!