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Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Green chili avocado salsa combines serrano peppers & green chilies, avocados, jalapeños, onions & cumin in a delicious sauce that’s perfect on tacos!

Green Chili Avocado Salsa

This “awesome sauce” has become so popular that I decided it needed it’s own page on the blog!

I originally made this salsa to go on top of my Sweet Corn and Chicken Tamales. Yes, salsa, not sauce.

I recently learned from an amazing Mexican chef that the difference between salsa and sauce is salsa is not cooked and sauce is cooked.

If you already knew this, then pin-a-rose-on-your-nose smarty pants!  If you didn’t, there was your fun fact for the day!

Green Chili Avocado Sauce with Tamales

Needless to say my roommates immediately named this salsa “Awesome Sauce” completely contradicting what I just told you!

They were right though, this SALSA is AWESOME!  I’m not bragging here because there was really no culinary skill involved, I just got lucky!

After the 4 hour long tamale making process I realized I had completely forgot about making a salsa or sauce to go on the tamales so I just started pulling stuff out of my fridge and throwing it in a bowl! The result:

Green Chili Avocado Sauce Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados (peeled, pitted and sliced)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)
  • 1 serrano chili (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 oz chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper

Simply put: throw everything in a blender or food processor and puree.

Green Chili Avocado Sauce

And now you have “Awesome Sauce”!

Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Dip some chips in it or serve it with your favorite Mexican dish like the Sweet Corn Tamales or these delicious Grilled Shrimp Tacos!

Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos

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Green Chili Avocado Salsa

Green chili avocado salsa combines serrano peppers & green chilies, avocados, jalapeños, onions & cumin in a delicious sauce that's perfect on tacos!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups salsa
Calories 242 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 serrano chili seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 oz diced green chilies
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree.

  2. Serve with chips for dipping or serve with your favorite Mexican dish.