Inside: Learn how to make the perfect avocado salsa verde, also known as salsa taquera, which is a great salsa recipe to go with your favorite Mexican tacos.
In Mexico, there are an infinite number of salsa recipes. Any home you go to will have their favorite recipeusing basic ingredients and imparting a ton of great flavors. Salsa is a staple in Mexican foods and you will find it at every table and nearly every meal.
One of the great things about salsa is that you can adjust the heat levels by adding or taking away different peppers, or by changing what kind of peppers you use. For example, for today’s avocado salsa recipe, I use serrano peppers and habanero peppers, so it has the perfect amount of heat for me. However, if you want to make it less spicy, you can replace the habaneros with jalapenos and omit the serranos.
What is Salsa Taquera?
This avocado salsa recipe is also called salsa taquera. This is because it is the perfect salsa to serve on your favorite Mexican tacos, like barbacoa tacos, tacos al pastor, carnitas tacos, and more! It uses fresh avocados, a combination of spicy peppers, fresh cilantro, and other simple ingredients. It has the best flavor and a slightly chunky texture which I love.
Throughout Mexico, you will find “taquerias” or tacos stands, all over the city. You can go right up, tell them what kind of tacos you want and have freshly made tacos on your plate in a matter of seconds. There is no need to wait for taco tuesday in Mexico! Usually they have a variety of salsas that you can choose from, and this avocado salsa is always at the top of the list for me since it is one of my favorite salsa recipes.
There are a few different varieties of avocado salsa. For example, some varieties blend all of the ingredients together to make a creamy avocado salsa, while others (like this recipe) include avocado chunks that are added directly to the sasa verde for a different texture. You can serve it on tacos like I explained above, or you can use it as a yummy dip with fresh tortilla chips.
How do you make Avocado Salsa Verde?
The key to this homemade salsa recipe is to use the freshest ingredients. For this particular recipe, you will need to gather the following avocado salsa ingredients:
- Fresh Tomatillos
- Serrano chile
- Habanero chile
- Ripe Avocado
- Onion (red onion or white onion is fine)
- Garlic cloves
- Fresh cilantro
The process is very simple. You will start by making a delicious salsa verde, and then you add in the chopped ingredients at the end to give it this salsa’s signature texture.
Of course it is important to start by washing all of the ingredients first. Once you have done that, add some water to a pot and bring to a boil, adding the serrano peppers (don’t add the habanero to the water, it will be used later).
After 5 minutes, add the tomatillos and let it continue cooking for a few minutes until they start to change color slightly. Remove the peppers and tomatillos from the water and let them cool down.
Once they have cooled, add them to a blender with a little bit of water, the garlic, 1/4 of the onion, a few small pieces of the cilantro, and salt to taste and blend well. Then pour the salsa into a medium bowl and set aside for a moment.
Next, chop the rest of the cilantro and onion and cut the avocado into small chunks. Add the chopped ingredients to the bowl with the salsa and add additonal salt to taste if needed.
Let me know in the comments below how this recipe turned out and what your favorite kind of salsa is to serve with tacos.
Check out these other Salsa recipes
- Authentic Mexican Molcajete Salsa Recipe (Salsa de Molcajete)
- Authentic Salsa Macha Recipe from Veracruz Mexico
- Authentic Mexican Salsa Roja
- Authentic Mexican Salsa Ranchera Recipe
- The Best Creamy Avocado Salsa Recipe
Avocado Salsa Verde (Salsa Taquera)
- 6 Tomatillos
- 4 Serrano Peppers
- 1 Habanero Pepper
- 1 Avocado
- 1 Onion
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 bunch Cilantro
- Salt to taste
- Wash all of the ingredients
- Bring about 1-2 cups of water to a boil and add thte serrano peppers.
- Cook for 5 minutes and then add the tomatillos, and continue cooking until they start to change colors. Remove the peppers and tomatillos from the water and set aside.
- Blend the tomatillos and peppers with the garlic, 1/4 onion, a small amount of cilantro, and salt until smooth. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
- Chop the rest of the onion and cilantro and cut the avocado into small chunks.
- Add the chopped ingredients to the salsa and mix.