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Makes apprx. 3 generous cups
- 4 large Jalapeños, sliced in half and roughly seeded, tops removed
- 4 large Serrano chiles, sliced in half and roughly seeded, tops removed
- 1 medium brown onion, peeled and roughly chopped into 1/8ths
- 1.5 pounds tomatillos, peeled (you may want to get a few extra, as you may find that a few are a little beat up under the skin) and halved
- 2 Tbsp good quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (I prefer fine pink sea salt, but use whatever you like best - the amount of salt will slightly vary depending on the type and your prefer
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 large, ripe Haas avocados, seeds removed
- Juice of 2 limes
- 1 cup tightly packed of cilantro, stems removed (you can get a little lazy here, but take most of the stems off - it's just going into the food processor)
- Pre-heat oven to 500° F. Line a baking sheet with foil (shiny side up).
- Put tomatillos, both types of peppers, garlic and onion on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle salt over the vegetables. Lightly toss by hand (pro-tip, WEAR GLOVES WHEN HANDLING PEPPERS - THIS INCLUDES CUTTING AND SEEDING, SERIOUSLY) to evenly coat.
- Place into oven for 15-20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes or so. The goal here is to caramelize and lightly char the vegetables.
- Once vegetables reach desired doneness, remove from oven and let rest 5-10 minutes.
- Add all vegetables to food processor, being sure to get as much juice from the baking sheet into the food processor as possible. This is the good stuff! I like to use a large, sturdy silicone spatula for this.
- Add cumin, lime juice and salt. Pulse this mixture until just combined.
- Add in avocado and cilantro, then continue to pulse the mixture until you've reached your desired consistency. I personally like to leave the avocados a little chunky, but feel free to go smoother if you like it that way.