Guacatillo Sauce Recipe

Guacatillo is a Mexican sauce that combines avocado (aguacate in Spanish - hence the name) and tomatillos, with a few other ingredients. This tangy and highly delicious sauce can be eaten hot or cold and is the perfect addition for a keto lifestyle or for anyone looking for extra nutrition and flavor!

How to Make Guacatillo Sauce

This recipe can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. It is a combine-and-blend recipe that requires little to no effort. Super straight-forward. Make it once and it will become a staple in your meal prep rotation! I assure you of that!

To make this sauce, you'll need:

Kitchen Needs:

  • Large bowl
  • Blender
  • Spatula
  • Tupperware


Step One: Clean Tomatillos, Scoop Avocados, and Combine Ingredients

Rinse and remove the husk of the tomatillos, remove the core using the tip of a small knife, rinse and quarter them. As you quarter them, keep them in a bowl. Slice open the avocados lengthwise, remove the pit, and scoop the avocado 'meat' off the skin into the same bowl with the tomatillos. 

Remove the stems from the cilantro and discard. Rinse the cilantro if necessary and add to the same bowl with the tomatillo and avocado. 

Wearing gloves, cut the top of the jalapeño off. Make sure you wash your hands after slicing the pepper if you have no gloves. Cut the jalapeno in half lengthwise, and remove the white veins and seeds by pressing and flattening the pepper down with one hand, and gliding the knife across the top of the flesh from one side to the other to scrape off the veins and seed. Be careful to not remove too much of the jalapeno flesh. 

Transfer seeded jalapeños to a bowl.  Add avocado oil and salt, keep the lime juice aside for now.

Step Two: Blend Your Ingredients

Transfer all ingredients into a blender. Using a blender tamper to help push the ingredients in, blend starting at low speed and slowly increase; the sauce will begin forming into a beautiful bright green puree.

As all the ingredients blend, add the lime juice. Blend for 1-2 minutes stopping as necessary to scrape the sides. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.

Step Three: Transfer to a Container and Store

Transfer to a deep air-tight container to slow down oxidation (browning) as much as possible. Store in the fridge for 5 days. 

Culinary tip: If desired add a pinch of ascorbic acid or citric acid to further slow down the oxidation of the sauce.

Serve this With

Serve this sauce with some Trifecta chicken, Trifecta steak, shrimp, or even salmon! You can even use this sauce to season your favorite Trifecta vegetables or use it every Tuesday for your tacos! 

Add this sauce to your weekly meal prep to add a serving of healthy fats and take the flavor up a notch!

Guacatillo Sauce Recipe


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10 min




Smooth, tangy, slightly sweet, and bright green; this sauce doesn't get any better. Use as the star of a dish, hot or cold, or as an extra layer of flavor! The options are unlimited.


  • Tomatillos, husk and core removed
  • 4 Avocados pitted and removed from the skin
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded (or Serrano)
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 Yellow onion, peeled
  • 4 tablespoon avocado oil
  • Pinch of salt, to taste


  1. Prepare all ingredients as indicated and combine them in a bowl. Reserve the lemon juice on the side.

  2. Transfer all ingredients to a blender and using a tamper, blend starting at a slow speed. Slowly increase the speed as the sauce becomes smooth and velvety. Blend for 1-2 minutes.

  3. Add the lime juice towards the end of the blending time. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.

  4. Transfer to an air-tight container and store in the fridge for 5 days for maximum freshness.


  • The sauce will naturally oxidize and begin turning brown. To slow down the process, add a pinch of either citric or ascorbic acid. The high acidity of these two ingredients helps curve the oxidation process.


Servings: 24 servings | Calories Per Serving: 50

  • Total Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 20mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 2g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 1g
  • Vitamin A 4.13mg
  • Vitamin C 3.56mg