Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tomatillo Guacamole

I love guacamole. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my house to love it! So when I make it, I do it in small batches, or I'd be eating it for days!  I found this guacamole recipe on Whats Gaby Cooking, and thought it sounded super yummy. I love avocados. I love tomatillos. How could I lose?

This does take a little longer because you are roasting the tomatillos. If you've never used tomatillos before, they are a very versatile, easy vegetable. They look like green tomatoes, but have a papery covering.

They are the main ingredient in Salsa Verde, or green, salsa.  They can be eaten raw or cooked- roasting is recommended.  This guacamole is more sweet than I'm used to, so plan for that. It is great on chips, but also on veggies!

Tomatillo Avocado Guacamole Dip

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 6


2 avocados, seeds and skin removed

zest and juice of 1 lime

2 small clove garlic

1 teas salt

1 teas pepper

1 teas honey

1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed

1/4 cup cilantro

1/4 cup white onion, diced

6 medium Tomatillos, roasted


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Remove the husks from the tomatillos. Rinse under warm water well and wipe clean. Cut the tomatillos in half and place into a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes until they are tender. Remove and set aside to cool.

Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse for 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy.



  1. This looks delicious! I think I need to grow tomatillos in my garden this year!

  2. That is a fabulous idea Kim! I need to do that too!

  3. Does it need the honey? I wonder if it'd be yummy with out it?

  4. Cathy, it would probably be just fine without it.

  5. I love guacamole! Thanks for sharing!