Friday, May 15, 2015

Avacado Tomatillo Salsa

There are many things I miss about Utah but near the top of that list are Utah Costcos. For one thing, they have this avocado tomatillo salsa that was utterly to die for. We're talking I could single handily eat half the family-sized container in one sitting, no problem. I have scoured the shelves of every Colorado Costco within a a 20 mile radius of our home looking for this salsa, but to no avail. Obviously this state of emergency called for a trip to the grocery where I bought every last tomatillo on their shelves. And the homemade version turned out just as good as the real deal, thank you very much. 

Avocado Tomatillo Salsa
(yields about 5 cups)

10 tomatillos, outer peel removed
2-3 fresh serrano peppers, stems removed (adjust this to fit your heat preferences)
1 small white onion, chopped
4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 bunch of cilantro, stems trimmed
Juice from 2 limes
1 T salt
3 ripe avocados, skins and pits removes

-Place tomatillos and serrano peppers in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 10 minuets until the peppers are softened. Remove from heat and drain water.
-Add boiled tomatillos, serrano peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt to a blender. Pulse for approximately 1 minuet.
-Add the avocado and continue to pulse for about 30 seconds, or until salsa reaches desired consistency.
-Serve with tortilla chips. Also makes a great smothering sauce for burritos or enchiladas. 

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