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Guacamole con tomatillos takes guacamole to a new level and transforms it from a salsa, into a dip.  Try this one at your next football tailgate party or family get-together; you'll be sure to bring lots of ohhs and ahhs to your guests and they'll wonder how you did it!

If you don't want to use this for a dip, it makes a great accompaniment to just about anything; fish, pork, beef, lamb, you name it. Not to mention, it's outstanding on any kind of taco, enchilada or whatever.

Special tool:  Blender, potato masher
Preparation time:  About 20 minutes
Cooking time:  None, but it should be refrigerated for at least an hour
Yield:  4 servings; recipe is easily doubled, tripled, etc...

2 ripe avocados, I prefer the Hass variety, peeled, seeded and mashed
4 to 6 medium tomatillos, husked, seeded and stemmed
1/2 white onion, diced; yellow or red onion can be substituted
2 jalapeno chile peppers, seeded, stemmed and finely diced
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup chicken stock, preferably homemade
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste

Remove husks from tomatillos, seed and stem.  Place tomatillos in blender, along with 2 cloves of garlic and the chicken broth.  Puree until well blended. Set mixture aside.

Peel, seed and mash avocados and place into mixing bowl.  Prepare other ingredients and place in mixing bowl with avocados. Add pureed tomatillo mixture.  Mix with potato masher.  Mixture should be somewhat runny, suitable for dipping, yet "chunky" enough to be used as a garnish for a salad or a taco.  Add additional chicken stock to achieve desired consistancy.

Left:  Darn!  I got the photo a little out of focus, but this photo will give you a good idea of what Guacamole con Tomatillo salsa, (dip...?) looks like in a bowl, ready to present to waiting guests.

If you travel to Mexico, and if you're like me, in that you prefer to dine at small restaurants and street vendors, you'll find this recipe duplicates a favorite condiment that you'll find on the streets of Tijuana, Juarez, Mexicali, or just about any city or town in northern Mexico.


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