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This guacomole dish has an extra special tangy kick from the delicious tomatillo (which by the way are not tomatoes). They're grown on a plant that looks very similar to tomatoes. They have a papery husk on the outside and a sticky residue around the fruit.
They are quite firm and juicy and have a sweet, tangy and fruity flavour profile. When eaten raw they're quite crunchy and somewhat acidic so if you want a sweet, crunchy acidic flavour...try these little babies. Tomatillos can also be roasted, which mellows out the acidity bringing out more of the rich sweetness.
In this recipe I used raw tomatilloes to get that little extra somethin' somethin' but feel free to roast them up if that's your jam. They are most abundant towards the end of the harvest season in the Fall but can be found year round in warmer climates in which they're grown.
Me and avocados are real good friends. Since reducing my grain, sugar and starch intake and upping my healthy fats I've noticed major changes in my health, one of the more noticeable ones being my skin. Dry skin has been an ongoing thing throughout my life but I tell ya....making a point of eating healthy fats throughout the day shows up in many ways. I've even had a few friends notice this new "glow"...and I'm not pregnant, nor freshly in love...(don't get me wrong...I love my man but it's not that fresh kinda love..you know what I mean?!)
EAT YOUR FATS! Healthy fats of course. We need them...especially you ladies! Eat them, don't be afraid of them. We need them to produce and support our hormones, nourish our adrenals, regulate body temperature, absorb minerals, communication amongst our cells (they talk to eachother!), immune and cardiovascular health and much more....Avocados are an easy and delicious way of getting that fat right into you...nature's sweet butter...so perfect, so good. I added fresh, full fat yogurt in this recipe but you can omit that for a dairy free version. The yogurt ups the fats and adds an army of friendly bacteria for some gut-lovin' goodness.
This recipe is the perfect addition for your weekly taco night. Spread it in wrap, use it as a dip, pour it over your eggs, eat it out of the bowl!
Creamy Tomatillo Guacomole
3 ripe avocados
3 tomatillos, husked and diced
2-3 small tomatoes, quartered
½ cup plain, full fat yogurt (optional)
¼ cup cilantro
1-2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Juice of 1 lime
¼ - ½ teaspoon red chili flakes (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
One of my great joys in life is cooking! As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) & food lover I continue to explore the balance between healthy, traditional food preparation and tasty dishes.
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