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creamy salsa verde in a bowl surrounded by avocados, chips and tomatillos

Creamy Salsa Verde

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The ultimate salsa verde. With tomatillos and avocados, this creamy, mild salsa is the perfect sauce to smother anything in. It is sure to become a kitchen staple!

  • Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
  • Yield: about 32 oz 1x


  • 2 medium green tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 large tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced
  • handful of cilantro, about 8 sprigs
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)


  1. Place the tomatoes, tomatillos, onions, jalapeños and garlic in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. If the contents start to burn, add a small amount of water, just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Otherwise, the tomatoes will provide the liquid.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the mixture into a food processor or blender and add the avocado, cilantro and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a bowl or serving dish and stir in the salt and sour cream to taste.
  6. This is best served cold, but can be enjoyed at room temperature too.
  7. Refrigerate for up to 4 days or freeze for 3-6 months.



  • medium saucepan
  • food processor or blender
  • airtight container

Out of season, you can sub 5 extra tomatillos in place of the green tomatoes.

This salsa is best consumed after being chilled in the fridge 4 hours – overnight. The flavors need time to meld.

When choosing the jalapeño, the more striations, the hotter it will be.

Do not add the sour cream when freezing. Store flat in a freezer bag. When ready to serve, thaw gently in the refrigerator and stir in the sour cream.

  • Author: Sarah | Away From the Box
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dips
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
  • Diet: Vegetarian