Taco Shop Avocado Sauce

Taco Shop Avocado Sauce

Salsa believe-or-not is another word for sauce. Wait … what? Yeppers, and it doesn’t have to have tomato in it either …

The best thing about salsas? They are easy! That’s why I always make sure during barrel-tasting events as well as other smaller events at the winery and with my family that there is always a salsa.

If you have ever gone to a taco shop you have seen this sauce … it looks like it’s halfway between a tomatillo salsa and guacamole … guess what? It is a combination of most of the same ingredients. You don’t have to be an expert cook to make this either. All you need is a food processor or a blender and know how to pulverize everything into a liquid. Nine ingredients that you toss inside a blender and puree … that’s it. Oh, and get chips for dipping. The longer this sauce sits the hotter it gets from the chilies and the garlic; I usually make it the day before we eat it. Garlic can be extremely spicy if you let it, and that’s why I let it sit for a day.

I just don’t serve this sauce with chips. I also use it on grilled meats and fish. Sometimes I use a tablespoon or two, with more olive oil and a splash of vinegar on freshly sliced cabbage and radishes for a crunchy spicy salad. This salsa also can be frozen, sometimes I freeze it in ice-cube trays and then put the cubes in a Ziploc bag so I can break off what I need later.

Taco Shop Avocado Sauce

June 28, 2017
: 8 to 10
: 30 min
: 1/2 glass of wine

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Ingredients
  • 5 large tomatillos -- husked and sliced in half
  • 2 serrano chilies -- seeded and stemmed (use only one if you want it less spicy)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (use only two if you want it less spicy)
  • 1 shallot -- peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 lime -- juiced
  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large avocado -- peeled and pit removed
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
Directions
  • Step 1 Place all ingredients in a large food processor or blender.
  • Step 2 Puree.
  • Step 3 Serve.
  • Step 4 Yep … that easy.


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