tomatillos

Instagram. Sold for $1 billion. It's safe to say that this app is not going anywhere. It has turned into a global phenomenon. Celebrities have used it as a way to reach out to fans. Photographers use it as a platform to display their work. Chefs and foodies alike post pictures of their latest creations.

garlicandchiles

I follow Bon Appetit on Instagram and recently came across a post that they regrammed from their bonappetit.com editor, Matt Gross. It was an image of the most beautiful green salsa in the world. The caption gave a brief run through of the ingredients and how to make the salsa. Tomatillos...I had heard of those before, but never in my life eaten one, let alone made a dish that included them.

avocado

Within days I was gathering the ingredients and getting ready to make the salsa. As usual things got busy and my avocado went bad. This past weekend, there would be no excuse, I would finally get around to make this seemingly simple recipe.

roastedtomatillosalsa

The fresh combination of flavors - lime, avocado, cilantro, garlic - delivers a salsa that will have you coming back for more.

roastedtomatillo

I was thrilled to get a chance to use my Vitamix as this salsa is more creamy rather than chunky. At first I was expecting a guacamole of sorts, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is in fact a salsa. Summer may be coming to a close, but you can always find an excuse to enjoy some chips and salsa!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe from Matt Gross, Editor @ BonAppetit.com

Ingredients:

1 pound halved tomatillos 4 halved chiles, seeded 2 garlic cloves juice of 1 lime 1 avocado cilantro, handful salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Broil tomatillos, chiles and garlic for about 10 minutes, turning chiles and garlic halfway through, until blackened.
  2. Blend these ingredients with lime juice, avocado and cilantro. Blend until creamy.
  3. Add salt to taste
  4. Enjoy with tortilla chips.