Every once in a while, I’ll make something that I just can’t put down. I don’t know who wouldn’t, but I taste everything I make as soon as I can. Immediately after the last pulse on this dip, I lowered my spoon down into the blender to check for seasoning and I was blown away.
I acted like I had drank a few too many and just started saying “this is the best thing I’ve ever made”. I went out, grabbed my kids and told them that this was the best thing I’ve ever made and then I beckoned my husband, so was less than happy to be beckoned and I told him that this was the best thing I’ve ever made. Coincidently, after tasting “the best thing I’ve ever made”, he was happy for the beckoning and then also sad at the same time, when he realized we did not have tortilla chips in the house.
That, is actually a good food to be out of, because in the event that we did have tortilla chips in the house, this amazing Mexican fiesta in a bowl would not have made it to dinner.
I don’t make a lot of dishes with tomatillos, but boy I sure do love them when I do. The Tex-Mex flavors of this are just divine together – tomatillos, onions, jalapeños, avocado, and cilantro. Add a pinch of lime and salt and you have yourself an amazing dip.
Its sole purpose was to serve as a garnish in place of sour cream (which my 8-year-old would put on everything if she could), but it deserves a post all its own and deserves its rightful place in the Hall of “the best thing I’ve ever made”.
After making this, you will wish you’d have bought more tomatillos. Just a note: My friends RAVE about this dip!
If you like it, let me know in the comments!
- 1 Tablespoon canola oil
- 2-3 medium tomatillos, cut in half
- ½ medium to large jalapeno
- ¼ cup white onion, cut into large chunks
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 haas avocados
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- Cilantro for garnish
- In a small-medium skillet, saute tomatillos, jalapeno, and onion in 1 T canola oil over medium heat
- When the tomatillos, onion and jalapeno start to get soft, remove from heat
- In a high powered blender or food processor, add all ingredients and pulse until smooth
- Garnish with extra cilantro