Thursday, March 10, 2016

Homemade and Handmade

On Thursdays, my days off, I like to make a couple batches of homemade salsas and sauces.  This way I have fresh yumminess during the week.  One of my favorite flavor combos is tomatillo and avocado.  Here is how I make it.  In a blender, I have a Ninja, add the following fresh ingredients:

4 tomatillos
1 avocado
1 jalapeno pepper  (for heat keep the seeds)
a handful of cilantro
about 1/3-1/2 cup of crumbled cotija cheese
fresh ground pepper
kosher salt

Blend it all together and taste.  If it needs a little more salt or pepper add it.  If it is not creamy enough add another avocado.  It just depends on how big your tomatillos are.  You will not need any lime to keep the salsa a beautiful Old Olive/Kiwi Kiss green because of the acid from the tomatillos.  This is great on any street taco or with chips, but it is also tasty when used on a Mexican flavored pasta salad or a steak salad.
A couple weeks ago I made a double batch of tomatillo avocado salsa.  I knew I wanted to give some to a friend who was craving good Mexican food.  Being a paper crafter I had to make a great presentation for my salsa.  I used a piece of Pretty Petals DSP to liven up the Mason jar lid and then made a Calypso Coral tag decorated with lots of ribbons and twines.  I used the Creatively Yours stamp set and the Rotary Stamp along with Watermelon Wonder flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack to make the tag as flavorful as my salsa.

I hope you enjoy today's post and say "share some salsa with someone you love!"  Bring on the heat or keep it mild and come back soon to see my next 'day off salsa' recipe.


  1. Liz, while I was visiting your blog, I thought I would see what you have been up to lately...this project is adorable and it makes my mouth water a little. Love it! Hugs again!