Avocado Tomatillo Sauce

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce (AKA Lisa’s Special Sauce, Liquid gold, etc)

What tomatillos look like in their shell

What tomatillos look like up close. I never knew they came in a protective shell.

Ok honestly this sauce is so good that I have considered using it as perfume! No joke, I do not tell a lie.

I got this recipe from my BFF, Lisa, who is also an amazing cook. I know this sounds bad, but Lisa actually cooked this sauce for the first time for my husband (and her family too) when I was out of town for work. I did not hear the end of it from Ben about how delicious this “avocado sauce” was so I knew I had to try it for myself. After I tried it, I finally understood why Ben was obsessed with his new favorite sauce;  it honestly is THAT good. To top it off, it goes with everything. Of course try serving it as an accompaniment to any “Mexican” style protein like beef, pork, or chicken. For my vegetarian friends, you can  serve it over black beans, veggie stir fry and even over your morning egg tacos.  Or at your next party or get together, serve it with tortilla chips instead of your old bland salsa or store bought guacamole. Quite frankly it can be eaten plain and by the spoonfuls so whichever way you decide, you will not go wrong.

The only downside, if there is one, I see is I can’t quadruple (or 10ox) the recipe because the avocados can go bad so quickly so you have to make 1 or 2 servings at a time. I don’t know if it ever keeps past two days because it always goes so fast in my home, I can’t make enough.

Some of OurFullPlate’s classic meals will also go good with this special Avocado Tomatillo sauce. Try it with my Paleo Crock Pot Cuban Pork Pernil, Chicken Enchilada, Holy Moly Pork Shoulder Goodness, or a Cubana’s Mexican Style Pork Tenderloin. The skies the limit folks.


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Avocado Tomatillo Sauce
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This sauce is so good you can use it to spice up any fish, chicken, or beef dish. You can also kick your store bought guac to the curve and serve it as a dip with chips and veggies.
Recipe type: Sauce, Dip
Cuisine: Paleo, Mexican
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 avocados
  • 4 little fresh tomatillos, keep peel on
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1½ limes, juiced
  • 6-10 sprigs of cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  1. Boil tomatillos for about 3-4 minutes. Once boiled remove skin and cut in half.
  2. Add all ingredients in the food processor and hit blend until smooth.
  3. That's it! Enjoy!


Avocado Tomatillo Sauce Ingredients

Delicious Avocado Tomatillo Sauce Ingredients

Tomatillos after they are boiled are deshelled

Once tomatillos are boiled, they are deshelled and look like green tomatoes

Green explosion of fresh goodness into the mixer

Green explosion of fresh goodness into the mixer

Avocado Tomatillo blended together

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce blended smoothly together

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce Close up

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce Close up…Boy I wish someone smart could invent scratch and sniff photos for the computer for this particular picture.

Avocado Tomatillo served over my Crock Pot Cuban Pork Pernil

Avocado Tomatillo served over my Crock Pot Cuban Pork Pernil

My Taste testers

Can’t forget to include my Taste Testers

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce SOLD

Avocado Tomatillo Sauce: SOLD to the highest bidder. Julian eating it by the spoonfuls

What else do you think this sauce would go good with? When will you try this yummy sauce?

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