This recipe makes about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of salsa.


12 tomatillos
1 sweet onion
2 ripe avocados
1-2 jalapenos
1/4 a lime
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro


  • Remove the husks and wash the tomatillos
  • Quarter and peel the onion
  • Place the tomatillos, onions, and jalapenos on a large baking sheet
  • Place the baking sheet 4-5 inches below the broiler.  Watch for dark spots to appear.  Using tongs, turn the tomatillos, onions, and jalapenos every 4-7 minutes until all sides are browned.  They should be ready in about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set the jalapenos aside.
  • Place the tomatillos, onion, and liquid in a food processor.  Pulse until coarsely blended.
  • Add the cilantro and the juice of 1/4 a lime.  Pulse to blend.
  • Taste the jalapenos to determine how hot they are.  Then add a small amount of the jalapenos to the food processor.  Pulse the food processor to blend.  Taste the salsa and add more jalapenos until it reaches the desired level of spice.
  • Halve the avocados and remove the seeds.  Then use a spoon to remove the avocado from the skin.  Slice the avocados and place then in the food processor.  Pulse the mixture until it is fairly smooth.
  • Enjoy the salsa with chips!

If you are going to serve it later in the day, place it in a bowl.  Then place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the salsa and refrigerate it until you are ready to serve it.