Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Tons of flavor with half the calories of regular guacamole! A Martha Rose Shulman recipe from the New York Times. I added more cilantro and lime juice, as well as a little garlic powder; I'll definitely use more than 3 serranos next time, as it was quite mild.
- 1⁄2 lb tomatillo, husked
- 2 -3 serrano chilies, seeded if desired and roughly chopped
- 10 fresh cilantro stems, plus additional leaves for garnish
- salt, to taste
- 2 large avocados, ripe
- 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed
- Preheat the broiler. Cover a baking sheet with foil and place the tomatillos on top, stem side down. Place under the broiler at the highest rack setting and broil two to five minutes, until charred on one side. Turn over and broil on the other side for two to five minutes, until charred on the other side. Remove from the heat and transfer to a blender, tipping in any juice that has accumulated on the baking sheet. Add the chilies, cilantro sprigs and salt to the blender and blend to a coarse purée.
- Cut the avocados in half and twist the two halves apart. Scoop out the flesh into a bowl or the bowl of a mortar and pestle. Mash with a fork or pestle. Do not use a food processor or a blender, as you want to retain some texture. Stir in the lime juice, the tomatillo mixture and salt to taste and combine well. Transfer to a bowl and serve with baked or microwaved tortilla chips or crudités, or use for tacos or avocado sandwiches.