Avocado Two Ways: Chunky Guacamole and Tomatillo Salsa

chunky guacamoleAvocado is one of my favorite things to eat, and it’s found in two of my favorite dips. When I was in Mexico, I pretty much lived on this guacamole. Luckily, the resort that I was staying at had a “class” where they thought us how to make it so I can have it all the time! The tomatillo salsa is based on one from Rick Bayless. Its a nice change from a more traditional tomato based salsa. Make these both and have an instant fiesta! It’ll bring a little bit of summertime fun and flavor into your fall.

tomatillo salsaChunky Guacamole

  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1 plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 small hand full of cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt to taste

Combine all ingredients. Mix well so that the avocado gets slightly mashed. Season to taste with sea salt.

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 4 tomatillos, husked
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 jalepeno
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 avocado, diced

Combine first 5 ingredients in a food processor. Process util smooth, adding up to 1/4 cup of water if needed. Stir in the avocado.


  1. They both look delicious, but I’m a lover of salsa verde and your green salsa looks divine.

  2. It looks great! I love Rick Bayless and his recipes are always so tasty.

  3. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    I would love to try the tomatillo salsa, wounds wonderful! Guacamole looks terrific as well!

  4. ‘YOU’ love avocado – no ‘I’ LOVE avocado – I have been making some kind of guacamole since I was 9 or 10…these recipes look tasty!

  5. Mmmm I could eat guacamole all day every day! I definitely need to try that Tomatillo Salsa, thanks!

  6. Mmm, your guac looks amazing!! I’ve been craving it lately too

  7. I love guacamole and tomatillos! These look great!

  8. YUM! What a great recipe post before football weekend!! Looks awesome!

  9. Mmm. I eat avocados so often, that I can’t believe I have never made guacamole at home! Must try, this looks so good!

  10. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!

  11. Oh my! Great minds do think alike :) . I also use a pico de gallo base for my guacamole. Nothing beats a chunkful, mouthful of fresh tomatoes and creamy avocados!

  12. I’m always looking for new guacamole recipes to try since I love avocados too! I’ll def. try out this one!

  13. The only thing missing in the Guacamole is some garlic and cumin. Looks good, going to give both a try with a few changes. Thanks.


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