Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

Tomatillos were a new addition to our vegetable garden this year and now that it is September it is safe to say that this one deserves a place in our garden next year too!  Their cheery yellow blossoms can't be beat and the plant itself has an Asian feel with it's branching limbs.  This is a no fuss plant that survived our 3 week dry spell this summer. This sauce came together in no time and the onions from our garden added a nice sweetness. 

Creamy Tomatillo Sauce

Adapted from Everyday Food Jan/Feb 2011

  • 8 tomatillos husks removed
  • 1 T green pepper sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 1/2 peeled avocado

In a small saucepan, place tomatillos add enough water to cover them by 1".  Bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until tender about 7 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, transfer to a blender and add onion, puree until smooth.  Add green pepper sauce, and avocado.  Add buttermilk until desired consistency is achieved.

This is great over eggs too!!