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Creamy Tomatillo Salsa

This silky salsa is perfect as a dip or served with your favorite Mexican dish.


  • 1/2 small onion
  • 8 oz (250 g) tomatillos (about 4 medium), husks removed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded (see Cook’s Tip)
  • 1 medium firm, ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) loosely packed fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
  • Tortilla chips (optional)


  1. Cut onion into wedges. Place onion, tomatillos, garlic, jalapeño and enough water to cover in Large Micro-Cooker®. Microwave, covered, on HIGH 5–7 minutes or until tomatillos and jalapeño are softened. Drain and refrigerate 20–30 minutes or until completely cooled.

  2. Peel and remove pit from avocado. Place tomatillo mixture, avocado, cilantro and salt into Manual Food Processor; cover and pump handle until smooth. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired. 


  • 2 cups/500 mL
    16  servings of 2 tbsp/30 mL

Nutrients per serving:

 Calories 25, Total Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 110 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 0 g

Cook's Tips:

For a spicier salsa, do not remove the seeds from the jalapeño before using.


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