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Tomatillo Sauce with Avocado

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Tomatillo and Avocado Sauce1 I have trying to get reservations at a place called La Esquina in New York. The restaurant is divided into a taqueria, a cafe and a brasserie. It is the brasserie that takes reservation and it is very hard to make them! A few weeks ago I got an email featuring the chef and his signature sauces. One of them was the salsa verde.. it was like a typical green Mexican style sauce but it also included avocado.

I immediately wanted to make the sauce and I decided to serve it on top of grilled shrimp. The recipe was quite easy to follow but tried to tweak it a bit to my taste. I added all the ingredients into a blender including tomatillos, jalapeno, an avocado, lime juice, onion, cilantro and a tad bit of olive oil. This sauce goes amazing with seafood. I grilled some shrimp and we enjoyed it with a salad. It can also be served with tortilla chips and it can be used as a taco topping.

I used the leftover sauce to make a delicious one pot rice dish… recipe to come tomorrow…

  • 6 to 8 tomatillos, peeled, washed and quartered
  • 1 jalapeno, destemmed and deseeded
  • 1 avocado, meat scooped out
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Add the tomatillos, jalapeno, avocado, lime juice, garlic, onion, cilantro, salt and olive oil into a blender. Blend till smooth. Serve with grilled shrimp.
Tomatillo and Avocado Sauce

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