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Salsa Recipes

© Copyright 1995-2017, Clay Irving <clay@panix.com>, Manhattan Beach, CA USA

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Avocado Salsa

Servings: 2 cups.

6 fresh tomatillos, husked, or one 12-ounce can with cup liquid
Sea salt
2 fresh serrano or jalapeño chiles, roughly chopped
½ white onion, cut in small chunks
2 firm but ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
½ up coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
Garnish: leaves from 1 cilantro spring, chopped

Think of this avocado salsa as just a thinner version of guacamole and you will have no problem deciding how to use it. Serve as a dip with tortilla chips or crunchy wedges of jícama. Put a spoonful of this gutsy salsa over Skillet Potatoes with Green Chiles and Onions, on an omelet, or use it to liven up a hamburger. For a special treat, warm the salsa over low heat and pour over grilled meat or chicken.

If using the fresh tomatillos, rinse and place with the chiles into a small saucepan of lightly salted boiling water. Simmer over medium-low heat until the chiles are tender and the tomatillos change color, about 10 minutes.

Drain, but reserve ¼ cup of the liquid. Skip this step if using canned tomatillos.

Place the tomatillos with their liquid, chiles, and onions into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add the avocado pulp, cilantro, and about ½ teaspoon salt and process briefly. The texture should remain rather coarse.

Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Serve immediately with a few cilantro leaves sprinkled on the surface or cover with plastic wrap, pressed directly on the salsa, and use in the next hour if possible.


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