Avocado Salsa Verde


This salsa is filled with fresh avocado and tomatillos!  It is creamy ad flavorful.  A great dip or topping for tacos, chicken or even burgers! lemonsforlulu.com

“Party, Caramba, Fiesta, Forever”.  Yes, Lionel Richie was playing in my head as I was making this salsa.  Not sure why.  Not sure why he was dancing on the ceiling back in the day, but whatever.  Who am I to question musicians and their art?

Lionel Richie did get me thinking about the music I listened to growing up in the 80’s.  I sort of chuckled as I reminisced.   Care to take a trip down memory lane with me as I share the songs from my past?

Like a Virgin by  Madonna.  No one has been able to wear rubber bracelets quite like Madonna.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper.  This song still holds true.  However, my idea of fun has changed…a lot!

Take on Me by Aha.  Never did figure out the lyrics to this song.  But hey, he has a nice voice!

I’ll Tumble for Ya by Culture Club.  No one should ever wear that much eyeliner.

Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi.  Jon, I love you.  You have nice hair.   Thank you for taming it.

Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by The Police.  I still believe Sting is singing this to me.

You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Party by the Beastie Boys.  I don’t really party anymore, but this is still a damn good song.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?  by Tina Turner    Tina , you have nice hair.  Tame it.  Talk to Jon.

Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leoppard.  Too embarrassed to admit I actually liked this song.

Billy Jean by Michael Jackson.  Michael made white socks and black pants cool.

Ice Ice Baby, by Vanilla Ice.  Robert Van Winkle…stick with houses!

Crap, Ice Ice Baby is stuck in my head.  I need some Bieber to get it out!

So, like, back to the salsa.  I love roasted tomatillos!  I cannot believe the deep, smoky flavor they bring to this salsa!   You can up the amount of jalapeño.  The creamy avocado will balance the heat.  Once you have this salsa, you won’t want any other!  It’s very addictive!  Ay caramba, it’s a fiesta in your mouth!  Sorry, that was lame, but I couldn’t resist!

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Avocado Salsa Verde
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This salsa verde has smokey, creamy flavor that will keep you coming back!
Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 24
  • ¼ lb tomatillos, roasted
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • ½ t salt (more or less to taste)
  • pinch of cumin
  • 2 whole avacados
  1. Roast tomatillos in broiler for 5 minutes per side. Remove skins, place tomatillos in the bowl of a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.
  2. Please note that these amounts are somewhat to taste. Please adjust as needed.


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40 Responses

  1. OH MAAH GOSH. How did you know that green salsa is my absolute favefavefaaaave thing in the entire solar system?! Because it is. I slather this stuff on ev.er.y.thinnnng. And this avocado version has my salivary glands working in serious overdrive.

    • Hayley, I just knew! Green salsa is soo good!

  2. I looooooooooooove avocado and will eat it all day every day :)

  3. My husband would be all over this! He eats chips and salsa like it’s a main course!

    • My husband LOVED this!!! I could totally skip dinner and just this !

  4. Loving this! I love avocado so much. This is brilliant! Love your photo too :)

    • Hey thanks Desi!!! We eat lots of avocado’s in this house!

  5. This sounds like a wonderful salsa, Tanya. I bet the roasted tomatillos work wonders! I need to try this.

    • Thanks John! Tomatillos are my new favorite ingredient!

  6. Avocado salsa…… YUMMY!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  7. This looks delicious! My hubby did an entire lifestyle change and has added avocado to his diet big time! I have to show this recipe to him!

    Found you on the BFF Open House Link Party! Please come visit me sometime, too!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

    • Avocados are wonderful!!!! I make my husband eat them because they are so good for you! Hope he likes this!

  8. Wow! This looks delicious. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. TV night here I come! I need to make this asap! yummy!

    • Yes, tv, chips, salsa and comfy clothes!!!

  10. Yummy salsa!! Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday’s Sweet Confessions over at mommy’s sweet confessions! Have a great day!

  11. Omgosh … I remember *all* of those songs! I’m almost embarassed to admit that I had a thing for Culture Club …. I loved all of their music and thought Boy George was “cool”. 😀 That makes me laugh just thinking about it! LOL. Your Avocado Salsa Verde sounds delish too! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

    • I’m glad I’m not the only who remembers the music from the 80’s!!! Thanks for Jamie!

  12. Oh wow. I need this!! I would eat it on everything, I’m pretty sure 😉
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, haha. Good stuff!
    I am featuring this recipe tonight at the Back For Seconds Social. Congrats and thanks for linking up each week! I swear I don’t play favorites – the best recipes just always seem to be yours!!! 😉

    • I could eat this on dirt, it’s that good! Thanks for the kind words and of course for the feature! It means the world to me!

    • It WAS good Megan! I hope you try it!

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  14. I lived in Guatemala for 12 years a long time ago and love avocados, and use tomatillos fairly often. But never thought to combine the two. I will have to try this – it certainly sounds intriguing! Thank you!

    • You’d be pleasantly surprised! The cool creamy avocado pairs perfectly with the tomatillos!


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