Tomatillo Guacamole

July 17, 2017
tomatillo guacamole

Every get together at my home there is guacamole and it is always gone fast! For the 4th of July we had our family over and of course there were snacks and included was guacamole. Not the guacamole I usually make, this time it had tomatillos in it. It was a hit!

Tomatillos or Mexican husk tomatoes are sticky and covered in a thin papery husk and are a little tart. I like salsa verde which is made from tomatillos. There is something about the the tartness and tanginess that my tastebuds love!

Avocados contain the “good” fat your body needs and craves but they are also heart healthy and provide nearly 20 essential nutrients.  They are a good source of fiber and folate, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. This is a healthy snack with lots of good for you ingredients. Dig in & enjoy!


The tomatillo guacamole has a little bit of heat from the jalapeño, a little tartness from the tomatillos, and it’s smoothed and mellowed out by the avocados. There are a lot of flavors happening in this guacamole. If you can, make a double batch, it will go quickly!

I did have some guests say the guacamole was spicy and others say it wasn’t. I removed the seeds from the jalapeño so if you want to kick it up a notch don’t remove the seeds, or if you don’t want the spice you can omit the jalapeño altogether.

You can serve this with chips, as a veggie dip or to top steak, chicken, or fish. Or, You might just want to eat it by the spoonful.

tomatillo guacamole

Tomatillo Guacamole

Author Allison


  • 8 small to medium tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and quartered
  • 2 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 jalapeno, seeds removed if you don't want it too spicy
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • salt to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until combined.

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