Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce (for Taquitos) Recipe

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40+ years ago, when my father was in Viet Nam, we lived in his hometown for a year in southern California. There was a drive-in called the Jolly Kone that served taquitos with this runny, hot (heat, not spice) green sauce made with avocados. I've thought about that sauce ever since. I found a recipe a while back (can't remember where and forgot to write it down), but I tried it and it was what I remember...YUMMY!


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  • 1 large can tomatillos (about 28 oz)
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper seeded and deveined
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying


  1. 1. In a blender or food processor combine the tomatillos, avocado, garlic, lime juice and jalapeño. Blend or process until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  2. 2. Heat olive oil in pan until hot and fry blended ingredients for 5 min stirring frequently. (Be very careful of the spatter, don't get burned) Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. 3. Serve hot with beef or chicken taquitos. Can be poured over the taquitos or used as a dipping sauce.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 246g
Calories 486  
Calories from Fat 421 87%
Total Fat 47.34g 59%
Saturated Fat 6.68g 27%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Potassium 823mg 24%
Total Carbs 19.02g 5%
Dietary Fiber 10.0g 33%
Sugars 3.03g 2%
Protein 3.56g 6%
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