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Classic Salsa Verde

This classic salsa is a staple in Mexican food, and goes well with a variety of dishes.

Serves: 6 to 8
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Serves 6 to 8

What you need:

  • 10 tomatillos (remove outer paper-like layer and wash)
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small white onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed, finely diced
  • 2 avocados, ripe, skin removed, cut into small chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • Sea salt

What you do:

  1. In a small pot, boil tomatillos with a pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes and drain. Set aside. In a small frying pan, heat oil. Sweat garlic and onion just until onion turns soft and translucent (not brown).
  2. In a blender, blend onion, garlic, and tomatillos until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl and let cool. Add jalapenos and avocado to bowl with onion-tomatillo mixture. Add cilantro and salt to taste. Salsa should be on the thin side.

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