Juan's Salsa de Aguacate y Tomatillo - The Geriatric Gourmet


Juan's Salsa de Aguacate y Tomatillo - The Geriatric Gourmet

Juan’s Salsa de Aguacate y Tomatillo

You could call this Guacamole with

Tomatillo but the first time I saw it, it was

called Salsa de Tomatillo y Aguacate.

Anyway, it’s just more fun than a pile of

pigs or a bucket of toads.


1. 3 Avocados

2. One large or several small Tomatillos

3. Cilantro………….I always have to buy

a bunch and it’s usually more than I can


4. 2 cloves of Garlic

5. Olive Oil……….about 1/3 cup

6. Two small Limes or one big Lemmon

7. About half of a medium sized Onion

You dig around in your cabinets and find

some kind of chopping, blending machine

like a food processor or blender. You put in

a couple cloves of Garlic and the juice of 2

small Limes or one big Lemmon.

Add the Olive Oil.

And blend until the Garlic is liquefied.

Add a wad of Cilantro and a few slices of


Just give this a few whacks………….still

chunky and not liquefied.

Cut the Tomatillo into wedges or chunks.

And add it to the rest of the mess and give it

a few whacks.

Now add a few heaping tablespoons of

Mezzetta “Tamed” Jalapeño slices. I use

the “Tamed” because I have GERD, I love

Jalapenos and these don't hurt me.

A long time ago, I used to find a blue can of

Pickled Mild Clemente Jacques sliced

Jalapeños but I haven’t seen them lately.

Peel the Avocados and roughly mash them.

Keep everything a little chunky.

Dump and mix in the blended mess.

Garnish the Salsa with a sprig or two of

Cilantro and serve it with Tortilla

Chips……………or dump it on Steaks,

Crab Cakes, Chicken, in Tacos or half a

dozen other things.

Now what to do with the leftover Cilantro? I

put it in a freezer bag and add enough water

to cover it.

It won’t be good for garnish anymore but

it’s still good for seasoning. I freeze seafood

and lots of stuff this way. When it’s frozen

in ice, it doesn’t get freezer burn and will be

good indefinitely.

If you cook outside like I do, it’s very

important keep Raccoons away from it

because they won’t leave any for anybody.

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