This versatile Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa recipe transforms a jar of green salsa into a delicious dip for tortilla chips or a super flavorful taco topping. Ready in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients!
I came up with this quick and easy green salsa recipe 5 years ago and it’s become a regular on my game day party menus. It’s ridiculously easy and the stuff is irresistible. It also happens to be pretty wholesome which is always a bonus in my book.
Just 4 Ingredients!
A little non-fat Greek yogurt, an avocado, and lots of cilantro transforms a jar of green salsa into a super quick and easy party snack or the perfect condiment for grilled chicken or fish tacos.
My brand of choice is Herdez Salsa Verde but you can use any store bought brand you love. Homemade tomatillo salsa, like my Roasted Tomatilla Salsa, would be awesome but this is intended to be a quick, no-fuss recipe. And, I’m here to tell you that it’s seriously delicious with store bought salsa.
Is it Spicy?
You might be tempted to add jalapeno but it is not necessary. Most store-bought tomatillo salsas have 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 will definitely depend on your level of sensitivity but I think this creamy avocado salsa is very suitable for serving a crowd.
How to Make Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
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 the green salsa, non-fat plain Greek yogurt, avocado and a good amount of cilantro together in a food processor or blender.
The flavor and texture of the salsa will improve if it has some time 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.
We can devour an entire bowl full of this creamy green salsa with tortilla chips but I also love to serve it a a condiment for tacos.
Transfer any leftovers to an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. With avocado being one of the main components, I think the quality is best when consumed within 24 hours.
It is just the perfect thing to add some zing to simply grilled chicken or fish tacos. A nice alternative to other salsas or sour cream.
Wholesome and Yummy!
A typical Super Bowl menu is usually loaded with chicken wings, cheesy dips and other assorted indulgences and this wholesome dip is a great way to offer something a little less guilt-inducing and with an nutritional punch.
Place some chopped veggies next to the bowl for a great healthy appetizer alternative.
They’re going to love it!
Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa
- 16 ounces tomatillo salsa, (I use Herdez brand)
- 1 large ripe avocado, peel and pit removed
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for an hour or until ready to serve.
- Serve with tortilla chips or as a condiment for grilled chicken or fish tacos.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated using generic ingredients, and is an estimate not a guarantee. For more accurate results, please refer to the labels on your ingredients at home.
This post was originally published on July 6, 2013. It has been updated with new images.