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Roasted Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Verde (Green Taco Sauce)

Try this Roasted Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Verde (green taco sauce), to drizzle on Mexican food; tacos, burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, or with tortilla chips.
Course Sauces, Marinades, & Condiments
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword green salsa, tomatillo salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 44 kcal
Author Lisa Hatfield


  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled and pit removed
  • 12 mini or 4 large tomatillos, husked, washed, cut in half
  • 1 small white onion cut into quarter pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 jalapeno/serrano chile seeded and stemmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 lime juice only
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 1/2 of bunch - add at very end
US Customary - Metric


  1. Grill the tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeno/serrano chiles, on a cast iron grill pan or heavy skillet; until nice grill marks about 5-8 minutes on medium-high heat.
  2. Add all the grilled veggies, avocado, salt, and lime juice (except cilantro) to a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend or pulse until completely smooth and combined will be a creamy smooth texture. Scrape down the sides as you blend. Add cilantro leaves last, blend quickly.
  3. Store in fridge for up to 5 days in a sealed mason jar.

Recipe Notes

Serve with tacos, taquitos, nachos, quesadillas, or burritos. Or serve with tortilla chips as a dip!

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Tomatillo Avocado Salsa Verde (Green Taco Sauce)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 44 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 8.4%
Calcium 0.8%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.