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Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa-
Popular Veracruz Salsa

2 garlic cloves
1/2 lb. Tomatillos, husked and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 serrano or 3 jalapeno chiles, chopped
6 cilantro sprigs, coarsely shopped
1 ripe Hass avocado, halved and pitted.  

In food processor or mortar, pound or pulse garlic with 1t salt until you get a paste.  Add all other ingredients except the avocado and pound or pulse until smooth.  Add avocado and blend until smooth.  Season the salsa with more salt if needed.  It is similar to guacamole but lighter.  Can be served with grilled vegetables and meats as a dip or wrap  with corn tortillas.
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