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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Guacatillo Salsa

The first (and only time until recently) that I've had guacatillo salsa was at a local taco place in North Carolina. Its an amazingly creamy dip that tastes like an exact mix between green salsa and guacamole. It's very easy to make and is a nice change of pace if you're looking for a new recipe to serve to friends. I made this as part of my contribution to our Super Bowl party a few weeks ago. It's a winner.

Bonus#1: its the easiest one-bowl thing to make.
Bonus#2: it makes a TON!

4 medium ripe avocados
5 fresh tomatillos
1 bunch cilantro leaves
1 whole jalepeno, stemmed (I left the seeds in, but if you don't like spicy food, you could take them out)
1/2 onion (red or yellow)
1 garlic clove
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper

Add all the ingredients to your food processor and blend. Taste for salt and pepper. The end.

Serve with tortilla chips!


  1. I can't help but wonder if it was the very taco shop where I'm eating right now that inspired us both to find out more about guacatillo! Was it on 9th St in Durham?

  2. Hahaha. Wow. I'm currently living in AZ, and just came into possession of a lot of tomatillos and several types of peppers. And I thought to myself, "I really love that guacatillo that I had back in NC," and went looking for a recipe. When I saw that you said local restaurant in NC, I thought it might be too good to be true, but it's the same one I was thinking of as well!

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