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This creamy avocado salsa only takes 5 minutes to make!!  The perfect green sauce for tacos, nachos, burritos, salads, or just for dipping chips into!

Jar filled with creamy avocado salsa.



Creamy Avocado Salsa.  Or maybe I should call this sauce.  A green sauce.  Or avocado sauce?  I’m not sure what exactly to call it.  But whatever you want to call it, just know that it is pure magic.

This is the perfect creamy green sauce to drizzle on tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, anything you want.  It’s also an amazing salad dressing. If you’re like me you may feel conflicted about salad dressing on a taco salad. is the solution to that dilemma!

Plus, to my children’s dismay and my amazement, it’s wonderful smothered all over zoodles (spiralized zucchini) So many uses.  So much amazing flavor.  Best part?  It can be made in about 5 minutes.

Blender filled with ingredients to make Avocado Salsa.

What is in Avocado Salsa?

There’s tomatillos. Which if you haven’t used them before, they look like green tomatoes, but they’re covered in a husk, kind of a leafy covering.  Usually I find them in the produce section next to the jalapeños and other peppers.  They have a tart taste to them.  And they are what salsa verde is usually made out of.

Blender filled with blended up avocado salsa.

The tomatillos are what is going to make this salsa more or less runny.  If you’re feeling like it’s kind of thick we can add another tomatillo.  You can also add a little water about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of water to thin it out.  Why is this so thick?  Because we’re adding an avocado to it.  Yum!  Avocados make this salsa super creamy.  Which is why it’s perfect for drizzling.

Bowl filled with avocado salsa.

The other star attractions are cilantro, of course. Jalapeño. Which gives just a tiny amount of heat. Feel free to leave some of the membranes in if you’re wanting a little heat.  Lime juice. Then a little cumin for flavor. I add cumin to pretty much everything. Onion, garlic and salt. The usual suspects for most salsas. This creamy avocado salsa is perfect for dipping chips into.  And trust me you will be amazed at how many things this green sauce is really good with!

Chip coated with creamy avocado salsa

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Creamy Avocado Salsa

5 from 25 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Serene
This creamy avocado salsa only takes 5 minutes to make!! The perfect green sauce for tacos, nachos, burritos, salads, or just for dipping chips into!
Jar filled with creamy avocado salsa.


  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1 Jalapeño de-seeded
  • 3 tomatillos husks removed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup white onion chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro (½ bunch)
  • juice from 1/2 a lime
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cumin


  • Add all the ingredients to a blender or food processor. Blend until completely combined, will be a creamy smooth texture.
  • Drizzle over tacos, nachos, burritos, or just use it for dipping!


If salsa is too thick pour in about 1/4-1/2 cup of water to thin it out.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I have made this the other day for my fam, and it was a hit! Thank you for this recipe, will be making it a lot in the future. (:

  2. Just made this tonight to go on top of my spicy shrimp lettuce wraps. It is FANTASTIC. I added a little extra lime and garlic and I cannot stop eating it. Obsessed. Thank you so much!!

  3. Do you have a problem with keeping the salsa that beautiful green color? Does it turn brown after a day or so?

    1. It doesn’t! I have kept this salsa in my fridge for several days and it doesn’t turn brown. The additions of the other ingredients must prevent that.

      1. Tomatillos also come in a huge array of sizes, so “3” tomatillos could be a couple ounces or over a pound. Maybe specifying the size (like you did for the Large avocado) would help with knowing the ratio 🙂

    1. Not in this particular recipe I haven’t. When I make salsa verde I always cook the tomatillos though. You can definitely grill them up before adding to this recipe and I’m sure it would taste amazing!

    1. This will last in the fridge for about 5 days. It doesn’t brown. Just give it a shake in a jar or a stir when you go to use it.

  4. Question: I’ve been given a boat load of Avocado’s and I want to make your Avocado Salsa recipe which sounds delicious. My dilemma is I have to many Avocado’s not to spoil by making one batch at a time, so I want to know if this salsa recipe can be frozen?
    D. P.

  5. That was really, really good! Definitely going to make that again! It made the perfect dressing for the chili lime chicken salad – proving that things that taste fantastic don’t always have to be bad for me. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Hi Kymbra! So glad you like the salsa! I don’t know if it is able to be canned, I haven’t tried it.