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Guasacaca

Guasacaca is a traditional Venezuelan sauce (yes, the name is a bit funny). It looks a bit like guacamole, but its flavor and consistency is different.

This delicious sauce made from avocados is never missing in my fridge. It can be served with practically everything. In Venezuela, we use it a lot when grilling, but I have discovered that this salsa is very versatile. I use it on sandwiches, hot dogs and as a dip at a party, but I prefer it with empanadas!

It is very easy to prepare, we usually have the ingredients in our fridge and I assure you that it will give a special and rich touch to your meals. Enjoy it!

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium onion, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 green bell bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (leaves only), chopped
  • 1/3 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 cup corn oil

Preparation of Guasacaca

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until you get the desired consistency.
  2. Cover and refrigerate in the fridge until ready to serve.

TIPS for making Guasacaca

  • If you don’t have a food processor you can use a blender.
  • The level of spiciness can be adapted to your family’s taste. Just add more or less hot sauce according to your taste.
  • Personally I like the consistency to be like a cream, to feel the texture of the ingredients, that’s why I blend it a lot. But if you like to feel the avocado pieces more whole, blend it for less time.

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References

Anonymous. (n.d.). Que Rica Vida. Salsa Guasacaca

Daniel D'Amato

By Daniel D'Amato

Daniel D'Amato is a regular Venezuelan who wants to give a glimpse of his country, Venezuela, to the rest of the world.