Peach and Avocado Nachos (with roasted tomatillo salsa)

I picked up some tomatillos for the first time yesterday; a task that was well-overdue considering how much I love salsa yet rarely make it.

Of all the salsa I have ever eaten, (a lot) this is the one that rises above the rest.

The sheer heat and freshness of the simple quality ingredients are what ensure a captivating flavor experience.

I first tasted a delicious hit of cool cilantro, lime and fresh roasted tomatillos. Then a fiery burst of chile peppers followed, which was both surprising and addictive .

For the people who don’t enjoy that level of fiery heat alone, I decided that avocado and peach, together, would be the perfect cushion to counterbalance the extreme heat of chile peppers.

The naturally sweet and acidic peach with the creamy yet tangy avocado balance the heat of the chile peppers and are beautifully paired with the fresh cilantro and tomatillos. The heat is an afterthought that simply reminds you to have more as it lingers in your mouth.


This combination was inspired by the seemingly new prevalence of dishes that combine tomatoes and peaches.  Have you noticed this combination lately?  Is it a new thing like bacon and chocolate were a couple of years ago?  Well, it’s at least new to me and I’m very happy I’ve finally found it.   The tomatillos have a mild and uniquely fresh quality compared to tomatoes when used in salsa and are perfectly paired with cilantro and lime.

I also found several other new recipes here in the new recipe section of the website, “Avocados from Mexico”. It’s a place where those who are passionate about their food can share their Mexican avocado creations to inspire others. Feel free to visit and share your own recipes as well by clicking the image below.


Peach and Avocado Nachos

Ingredients:

  • Fresh and Ripe Peach Slices
  • Ripe Mexican Avocado Slices
  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa (recipe below)
  • Fried Corn Tortilla Chips
  • Lime Juice and Chopped Cilantro for garnish

Directions:

Place warmed tortilla chips on serving platter

Spoon  one or two teaspoons of salsa onto tortilla chips

Top with avocado and peach slices and garnish with lime and cilantro.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

adapted from gourmet 1999

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh tomatillos
  • 2 extra long Anaheim chile peppers
  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, or more if desired

 

Preheat broiler.

Peel the sticky husks from tomatillos and discard. Rinse and drain tomatillos.  Broil chiles, garlic, and fresh tomatillos on rack of a broiler pan 1 to 2 inches from heat, turning once, until tomatillos are softened and slightly charred, or about 7 minutes.

Peel garlic and pull off tops of chiles. Purée all ingredients in a blender add more lime and salt if desired.

• Salsa can be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.

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11 Responses to Peach and Avocado Nachos (with roasted tomatillo salsa)

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  3. I remember my American host family loved using tomatillo for salsa and that’s the first time I saw this cute produce in husk. I love your nachos idea – it looks a lot healthier and delicious with peach in it!

  4. yummmmmm, tomatillos and chili peppers, two of my favorite things! This looks delicious and with just the right amount of heat.

  5. What an incredible use of peaches!!!

  6. Liz says:

    Both beautiful and scrumptious! I’d be happy to make a meal out of your terrific nachos!

  7. Tina says:

    I love the slice of avocado and peach with the spicy salsa. Looks and tastes just gorgeous. Definitely not the nachos I grew up with. way better.

  8. Martha-b says:

    This sounds amazing! I recently tried a similar salad and was quite amazed how well the peaches and tomatoes went together. Adding a hit of spice sounds like the perfect addition and avocado too!

  9. Nancy says:

    This looks and sounded so amazing. I read it last night and will be making it today. Cannot wait. Amazing photos and recipe, Kate. Love it!

  10. Blackswan says:

    Hey Kate, thks for your lovely comments @ Shirley’s Luxury Haven!

    Wonderful blog you’ve got here & nice food shots! What an appetizing dish! Too bad I didn’t have time to participate in this Avocado event by Foodie Blogroll. Great connecting with u & I’m following u now at Twitter & Pinterest (Blackswan) :)

  11. What an interesting idea for nachos. Love the idea of the sweet with the heat from the salsa. Love tomatillo salsa – it all sounds wonderful!

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