Norma’s Avocado Salsa

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The wonders of raw garlic are countless. Abuelita’s (Grandma’s) cure-all remedy is rich anti-biotic and antiviral properties. Daily inclusion of raw garlic in your diet can regulate blood sugar, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, improve digestive health and enhance immune function. But what about it’s bossy flavor? The bright cilantro and smooth, rich avocado in Norma’s salsa soften the intensity of the raw garlic and let you enjoy it’s big nutritional benefits drizzled on fish tacos or Angeles’ nopales sandwich.

  • 2 lbs tomatillo, peeled and core removed
  • 1-3 serrano chiles (depending on the spice you like)
  • ½ med yellow onion
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3 cloves raw garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • salt to taste
  • ½ lime

In a covered shallow pan, steam tomatillos, serranos and onion in 1 cup of water. Let cool and add to blender with cilantro, garlic, avocado, lime and salt. Enjoy this salsa right away as the avocado will brown with time (though the lime with help with this).

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