Tomatillo Guacamole

I consider myself something of a guacamole connoisseur.  If a restaurant menu item includes the word “guacamole” in the description, it pretty much guarantees that I will order that item, even if the rest of the description involves shards of radioactive glass and asbestos ceiling tiles.  The same is true for the words “bacon” and “Nutella,” but that’s a story for another day.  I was a big at a loss as to how to use the tomatillos we got in our box for the first time until I was cruising around the internet and saw a suggestion of tomatillo guacamole.  Sold!  I was able to whip this up in no time and serve it along some shredded pork tacos.  Delicious.  I ate the rest of the guacamole the next day served on slices of cucumber for a relatively healthy, if not vitamin packed, vegetable snack.  The tomatillos add a nice texture and depth of flavor to your normal guac.  Feel free to use any guac recipe that you know and love, I’ve included mine below.

3 avocados, peeled and mashed

2 tomatillos, finely diced

1/2 an onion, finely grated

3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 T lime juice

salt and pepper

Guacamole is easy.  Put all the ingredients in a bowl, mash them.  I like to mash everything together with my potato masher.  Enjoy!  To store it, lay a piece of plastic wrap directly on the guacamole and press all the air away from the surface.  It will resist browning if there is plastic directly on the surface.

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