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Fresh Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado | Salsa de Tomatillo con Aguacate


One of my favorite appetizers to prepare is salsa. With so many different chile varieties and methods of preparation, it’s safe to say that no two salsas are alike. This green salsa is unlike any other that I have tasted in that it incorporates raw tomatillos. When I made it for a cooking demonstration last December, everyone loved it! We served it with our chicken tinga tostadas. ¡Qué rico!

I learned this recipe from my cousin, Rodrigo, who often visits from Mexico City. When he made it for the first time, I can remember how all of my family raved – and we come from a long line of excellent salsa makers! The best part is that it requires no roasting, toasting, or boiling like with other salsas. Just throw everything into a blender and voilà.
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Spicy Red Salsa with Chile Japonés | Salsa Roja con Chile Japonés


Spicy Red Salsa (also known as Grandma Lola’s chile)
Photo Credit: Lola’s Cocina

This classic red salsa is one that several people in my family prepare based on their interpretation of my grandma Lola’s original recipe. My sister, Vanessa Wiarco, interviewed our grandmother before her passing and captured the recipe directly from her. Below is the original recipe and some spicy words from Vanessa. Read More…