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#1 Old 06-15-2006, 07:26 PM
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Avacado-Tomatillo Dip

Category: Appetizers and Dips

Suitable for a: vegan diet



3/4 pound fresh tomatillos

4 large garlic cloves

3 California avocados

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste



Remove husks and rinse tomatillos under warm water to remove stickiness.

Heat a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat until hot and lightly brown tomatillos, add garlic just for a few moments and turn heat down - be careful not to burn the garlic as it'll taste NASTY!

Cool to room temperature.

In a food processor purée tomatillos and garlic until smooth.

Halve and pit avocados and scoop into tomatillo mixture.

Pulse until coarsely chopped.

Stir in cilantro, lime juice, onion, salt and pepper.

Serve with tortilla chips.

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We love homemade green (tomatillo) salsa and homemade guacamole at our house, so I decided to combine the two and it turned out SO yummy!
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#2 Old 06-15-2006, 08:13 PM
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I saw some tomatillos at the farmstand the other day and I was thinking of buying a few, but I have no clue what they taste like or what to look for in a good one. Do they taste like tomatoes?
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#3 Old 06-18-2006, 11:52 PM
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I love, love, love green salsa, and I am growing tomatillos and cilantro in my garden this year. I can't wait to use them!
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#4 Old 06-19-2006, 12:19 AM
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misq. Some people say tomatillos taste like sour tomatos, others say they taste nothing like them. They are tart. And a bit tomato-like. But they have a slightly different taste and texture to my way of thinking.

also, I think they are are best if slightly steamed, "toasted' in a skillit, or boiled for a moment otherwise they're too firm and ...'raw' tasting to me...
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