I am a firm believer in taco Tuesday and consuming all of the Tex-Mex that I possibly can. There are so many fun flavors, colors, and smells to be had with these dishes. Unfortunately, it also means IBS symptoms like a bloated belly, heartburn, and pain. However, this tomatillo salsa and apple guac combo have all the fun and flavors without the pain afterward!
What tomatoes do I use?
I prefer to use tomatillos. They are sweet and found regionally in Texas. They also are tolerated with ease by my stomach. Other tomatoes like a Roma, cherry, or steak tomato would work just as well if your body tolerates them, the recipe would not change.
Can I leave the skins on the tomatillos?
Yes, you can absolutely leave the skins on when making salsa. The skins have a lot of nutrients that are lost when they are skinned. However, if you are anti-skins, or cannot tolerate them boil your tomatoes in a pot of water for a minute and then place them immediately in a bowl of ice-cold water. The skins will be easy enough to peel off. Make sure if you are peeling your tomatillos that you do so before you roast them in the oven, afterward would be a big mess. No one wants to fight a tomatillo and have the tomatillo win!
Do I have to cut and cook the tomatillos first?
The recipe recommends that you roast the tomatillos before pulsing them in a food processor or blender. However, if you are short on time or you live in a part of the country where you don’t turn your oven back on until Christmas due to the heat, chop your tomatillos up into smaller chunks or pulse them in the blender for a smoother consistency. It will have a chunkier consistency than what is pictured but will still be just as good.
Why put apples in my guac?
I love apples! They add a fun crunch and a nice sweetness to a traditionally squishy dish. In this recipe I used a Fuji apple, however, a granny smith apple or gala apple would be just as good. If you do not tolerate apples, only use half of an apple or leave it out altogether.
What else can I add?
This dip is great as it is but here are a few extras for my adventurous people out there:
- Bell peppers
- Chili powder
- Garlic powder (if tolerated)
- Onion (If tolerated)
- A pear (sounds weird but wonderful!)
How long will these dips last?
If you have any leftovers, the salsa will last up to four days in the fridge. The quac will last two days in the fridge. To prevent it from turning brown, leave the avocado seed in the container and squirt some lime juice onto the dip before placing it in an air-tight container and into the fridge.
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This dynamic duo promises all the fun and flavors of traditional salsa and guac without the pain, heartburn, and bloating that follows it! Easy to make and even easier to enjoy.
For the tomatillo salsa verde
- 6–8 tomatillos
- 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper (optional)
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1.5 tablespoon of olive oil
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1–2 pinches of sea salt
- pepper to taste
For the apple guacamole
- 1 apple of choice.
- 1–2 avocados
- 1 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
For the tomatillo salsa verde
- Heat the oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the husk from the tomatillos and run under water to remove the sticky coating. Place them on the baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and a generous pinch of salt.
- Roast for about 15 minutes until the tomatillos are soft.
- Add roasted tomatillos, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and salt to a food processor or blender.
- Blend/ pulse until you get the desired consistency.
For the Apple Guacamole
- Cut apple into chunks small enough to fit on a chip
- Mash avocado with a masher or fork until it reaches the desired texture.
- Combine the apple and avocado in a bowl.
- Squeeze the lime over the mixture.
- Top with salt and pepper to taste.
- Optional toppings: cilantro, chili powder, corn
Keywords: Dip, Snack, Mexican, 30 Minutes or Less, Side