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Returns March 17, 2022

Avocado Salsa


Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz, owners of Doña Tomâs and authors of Doña Tomâs: Discovering Authentic Mexican Cooking.


1 ½ cups tomatillos (about ½ pound)
2 small or 1 large avocado, peeled and pitted
½ jalapeno chile
1 clove garlic
¼ bunch cilantro, stemmed
About 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. To prepare the salsa, soak the tomatillos in cold water for a few minutes,
    then peel off and discard the husks.

  2. Place the tomatillos in a blender with the avocadoes, jalapeño, garlic,
    cilantro and salt.
  3. Blend on high speed untill smooth and vibrant in color; it should be thicker
    than gravy but thinner than guacamole.
  4. Adjust the seasoning with salt as necessary.


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