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Salsa de Aguacate - Avocado Salsa

Salsa de Aguacate (or, Avocado Salsa) is a creamy and tangy salsa that goes great with lean meats, like grilled chicken or fish.
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 cups



  • 3 serrano chiles - Use more, or less, as desired.
  • 12 oz. tomatillos - Husks and cores removed. Rinsed thoroughly.
  • 3 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro - chopped
  • 1 large lime - juiced
  • 2/3 cups water - Use more or less, depending on the consistency you want your salsa.
  • 2 large avocados
  • 1/3 cup white onion - finely chopped


  • Put the whole serranos, tomatillos, and garlic in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes. Drain.
  • Remove the stems from the serranos, then slice in half longways and scrape out the seeds and white veins (if your want it hot, leave the seeds and veins). Add to a blender jar, along with 1/2 of the tomatillos, all of the garlic, cilantro, salt, water, lime juice, and 1 avocado. Blend until smooth.
  • Add the remaining tomatillos and avocado. Pulse until combined, but not smooth. Add the white onions and stir in.
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