I love making fresh tomatillo salsa but there is a bit of planning and preparation involved. This recipe, however, can literally be made in under five minutes and it is fabulous.
I recently had the opportunity to try the new Mexican Cooking Sauces from Herdez before they started hitting supermarket shelves this summer. They are premade, gourmet Mexican style cooking sauces that can be used in a variety of ways to make quick and easy meals and they are fantastic! If you haven’t seen them yet, keep checking the Mexican food section of your grocery store. They are also available online (here) if you can’t find them locally.
The tasty, spicy, Tomatillo Verde variety was my inspiration for this recipe. I added a little non-fat Greek yogurt, an avocado, and lots of cilantro to transform the sauce into a super quick and easy party snack or the perfect condiment for grilled fish tacos. You might be tempted to add jalapeno but it is not necessary. The Tomatillo Verde variety definitely has some heat and the Greek yogurt does a nice job of calming the heat down to what I consider to be the perfect level.
This recipe is nearly as easy as opening a jar of salsa and pouring it into a bowl but the end result is so much better. Just whirl all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender. The flavor and texture of the salsa will improve if it sits in the fridge so make it an hour or more before you want to serve it. Let it chill out in the fridge while you attend to other tasks.
The final step and my favorite – dig in!
For lots of other great ideas on how to use these sauces, take a look at the Herdez collection on Allrecipes where you’ll find 35 recipes for everything from appetizers, to quick and easy dinners, and some very clever and downright delicious desserts.
Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
Yield: Approximately 2 cups
- 1 (12 ounce) jar Herdez Tomatillo Verde Mexican Cooking Sauce
- 1 large ripe avocado, peel and pit removed
- 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree till smooth. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or until ready to serve.
Serve with tortilla chips or as a condiment for fish tacos.
From my published recipe on Allrecipes