Creamy Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce


Make this creamy sauce in under 10 minutes!
Make this creamy sauce in under 10 minutes!

Last week, I was watching a cooking show that mentioned a tomatillo and avocado sauce. They didn’t show how it was made, or list any ingredients… but I wanted some! Then it hit me: usually you see avocados paired with lemon or lime juice. And, since tomatillos are so citrusy in their flavor, why shouldn’t they go perfectly with avocado? Fortunately, my parents brought me more tomatillos from their garden, and avocados from their next door neighbor, so the next day I went about making a quick sauce. It went really well with the Mexican-seasoned chicken breasts and sweet potatoes slices that was grilled for dinner.

Tomatillos and avocados: A match made in heaven!
Tomatillos and avocados: A match made in heaven!

Creamy Avocado-Tomatillo Sauceavo and cil

2¾ lbs. tomatillos, husks removed
 1 bunch cilantro, long stems cut off
½ tsp. onion powder

¼-½ tsp. pink salt
⅛-¼  tsp. black pepper
4 medium avocados, peeled, seed removed

Heat a pot of water on high. When it comes to a boil, put tomatillos in for 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, and  place directly into a food processor. Whiz until tomatillos are completely liquefied. Add cilantro and seasonings. Whiz again till thoroughly incorporated. Add avocado and liquefy. Pour into a serving dish. This sauce is good warm or chilled. Note: This sauce doesn’t darken like guacamole, because of the addition of the tomatillo, even after a couple days in the fridge. 🙂

I also think that adding good chicken broth to this sauce to make it into a chilled soup would be quite tasty!

Dinner - Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce, and Grilled Sweet Potato Slices
Dinner – Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce, and Grilled Sweet Potato Slices

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Here’s the how-to:

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1. Take the husk off of the tomatillos, and peel & seed the avocado.
1. Take the husk off of the tomatillos, and peel & seed the avocado.
2. Cook tomatillos over a rapid boil for 5 minutes,
2. Cook tomatillos over a rapid boil for 5 minutes.
3. Now that the tomatillos are cooked, they are ready to have the other ingredients join them in the food processor.
3. Now that the tomatillos are cooked, they are ready to have the other ingredients join them in the food processor.
4. After tomatillos are pulverized, add the cilantro and spices.
4. After tomatillos are pulverized, add the cilantro and spices.
5. After you add the spices and avocados, whiz it again and serve.
5. After you add the spices and avocados, whiz it again and serve.
6. Slicing sweet potatoes lengthwise gives you a much easier veggie to cook on the grill
6. Slicing sweet potatoes lengthwise gives you a much easier veggie to cook on the grill. Just brush with olive oil, and cook over medium heat till semi-soft. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
7. Dinner is Served!  Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce, and Grilled Sweet Potato Slices
7. Dinner is Served! Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce, and Grilled Sweet Potato Slices

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What is it about avocado green that makes me think about The Brady Bunch? 😉

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So what do you think of this sauce? What would you serve it over?
Hey, we can even talk about the Bradys 😉
I’d love to hear from you!

 

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