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Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole

Sheri Giblin
total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups
Add more intense flavor to homemade guacamole with the addition of pan-roasted jalapeño peppers and roasted tomatillos. You can also do the roasting step on a grill.Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.



  • 1 or 2 fresh Jalapeños, stems removed, and chiles halved and seeded
  • 1/2 medium white onion, peeled
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tomatillo, papery skin removed
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • At least 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves, chopped
  • At least 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 16
  • caloriesfromfat 75 %
  • protein 0.2 g
  • fat 1.3 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 1.2 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • sodium 50 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large, unoiled frying pan over medium heat, pan-roast the Jalapeños, onion, garlic, and tomatillo on all sides, 20 to 25 minutes total.

  2. In a blender, whirl the vegetables with 1/4 cup water until blended but still chunky. Add avocado and lime juice; pulse until blended. Add cilantro and salt, pulse to combine, and add more salt and/or lime juice to taste.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per tablespoon.