Steak Avocado-Tomatillo Topping

Steph Wagner

July 6, 2013

Steak Avocado-Tomatillo Topping



I remember the first time I decided to fix a recipe that called for tomatillo. All I knew was it was probably green, because the “tomatillo salsa” I get at Chipotle is green. And, hey, ya know what?? I was right.

Tomatillos are not hot or peppery, in case you had that in your mind. Because I did. They look much like a tomato, only smaller and green. When you purchase them in the store, they generally have large leaves coming off the stem. Great news- they aren’t expensive, most places have them, and they provide a very refreshing flavor in your meal!

While I don’t remember what that first recipe was, I remember loving it. Now when I see something that calls for these little guys, not only do I not shy away…I am instantly pulled in! The recipe called for tomatillo and avocado. Bingo! Double whammy!

I modified a Rachael Ray recipe and made this a steak topping. It was delicious the first night…but was also one of those recipes that taste great as leftovers because the flavors have been marinating longer. Enjoy!!

Steak Avocado-Tomatillo Topping

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1.5 lbs sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 12 oz fresh tomatillos, finely chopped
  • 1 small avocado, chopped
  • juice of half a lime, other half cut in wedges
  • 1/8 tsp salt & pepper
  • 1 poblano pepper (green pepper okay), cut in strips
  • 1 small red onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • optional: chopped cilantro


  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat.
  • Using the chili powder as a rub, coat all steak pieces. In a small bowl, toss together tomatillos, avocado and lime juice; season with salt and pepper.
  • Thread steak, pepper and onion onto 4 skewers. Brush with olive oil, season with salt & pepper. Grill, turning frequently, until steak is cooked and onion and pepper are browned in spots (about 8 minutes).
  • Serve with tomatillo relish, lime wedges and cilantro (if using).


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Steak Avocado-Tomatillo Topping
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 128mg6%
Potassium 777mg22%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 385IU8%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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