Creamy Green Chile Avocado Dipping Sauce
The best American name for this vegetable would probably be “Mexican green tomato”, but they actually taste nothing like regular tomatoes, In fact, the tomatillo is not a tomato at all. The tomatillo has a tart, lemony flavor that is enhance when cooked (especially roasted) and is an excellent base for salsas. While salsa (salsa verde) is the most popular way to enjoy tomatillo, they can be used in other ways. Tomatillos contain high amounts of vitamin A&C. Tomatillos are our #2 sales item!
1 small onion, cut into large pieces
3 tomatillos, husks removed, cored, and quartered
1 jalapeno, seeded and cut in about 8 pieces
1 (4oz) green chiles (don’t drain)
juice of 2 limes
2 Tbsp plain Greek yogurt, or sour cream
Turn on the broiler.
Toss onion, tomatillo, and jalapeno with a little olive oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Broil until tender and slightly charred.
Place onion mixture in a food processor or blender. Add green chiles and blend until fairly smooth. Add avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and Greek yogurt and blend until quite smooth. Taste and add more salt as desired.
*If using as a dressing, thin out with a little milk to achieve a pourable consistency.
To store, press plastic wrap onto the surface and store in the refrigerator. Sauce will keep about 3 days in the refrigerator.