Chef Akhtar Nawab of New York City's Choza Taqueria makes a simple mole from charred tomatillos, serrano chiles and garlic laced with smoky cumin, cinnamon and clove. The real game changer, however, is the addition of roasted pistachios.
Tomatillos, tomatillos, tomatillos. They are EVERYWHERE and still coming on strong. I wanted something new, besides my ubiquitous salsa verde. Add in some Bulgarian carrot chiles, and this smokin' sauce is what came out.
Oh, salsa verde, how I love thee. Classic sweet, tangy, spicy green goodness all trapped in a jar. The real beauty of tomatillos comes out when you roast them, lending smokey caramel overtones to this already awesome fruit.
There is something super-comforting about adding a creamy dressing on top of any salad, and avocado is basically the perfect thing to make a creamy dressing without using any weird processed ingredients.