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5 from 2 votes

Charred Tomatillo Salsa Verde with Avocado

Charred Tomatillo Salsa Verde with Avocado is going to be your new favorite party appetizer!  Fresh, green, and delicious—it's the perfect for pairing with tacos, bowl meals, and chips!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 white onion, cut in large chunks
  • 2 tomatillos, husks removed and quartered
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded and deveined, see notes)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place the onion, tomatillos, garlic, and jalapeño into a dry skillet.  Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, charring the ingredients.
  • Transfer the charred ingredients to a food processor.
  • Add the avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse several times, stopping to scrape down the sides.  You'll want the texture to have a bit of chunkiness, but still be smooth enough to dip a chip!
  • Give it a taste test and adjust the salt as necessary.  Enjoy!



  • I'm a spice wimp, so I put about 1/3 of a jalapeño into this salsa, with the veins and seeds removed.  If you like it spicy feel free to add the entire jalapeño.  Most of the heat is in the veins and seeds, so remove those to give it slightly less of a kick.