Tomatillo Avocado Sauce – Cousin to Taco Diner’s Green Sauce

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Have you been to Taco Diner? They have this awesome green sauce they serve with the neverending bowl of perfectly thin, warm, and crunchy chips that keeps coming to your table. I keep thinking about this sauce b/c it is so light and fresh and I just had no idea what it was made of!


Google research turned up some tomatillo salsas that looked about right. Then I saw this recipe and thought the avocado would add just the right amount of creaminess to the sauce. The end result is so fresh and light! Not quite Taco Diner, but a very nice cousin of the original, and a breeze to throw together. It’s also quite healthy with all those raw ingredients, so you can feel less guilty when you kill an entire bag of tortilla chips eating this sauce. 😉



  • 4-6 tomatillos
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 2 red chiles or 1 jalepeno (Add more if you want more heat!)


  1. Slice the tomatillos into quarters and scoop out the avocado. Smash and peel the garlic. Very coarsely chop the cilantro. Remove some of the seeds from the chiles.
  2. Put everything except salt into a food processor and hit blend. Once the texture is nice and smooth add some salt and process some more. Taste and add more salt/pepper as needed.
  3. Enjoy! Hopefully with lots of chips, a margarita, and some sunshine!

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