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A jar with Guasacaca and fresh herbs and garlic to the side plus a napkin and wooden spoon
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Guasacaca Recipe (Avocado Salsa Verde)

This Guasacaca recipe is inspired by the traditional Venezuelan Avocado Salsa Verde. It’s has a nice bold, spicy, and citric taste thanks to the aromatic herbs.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Blend Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion cut into chunks
  • 1 small green bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup packed fresh parsley leaves roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice about 1 lime
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 ripe Choquette avocado seeded and roughly diced (see note 1)
  • ½ small habanero to taste; stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped (see note 2)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients, except the avocado, habanero, and salt and pepper into the blender or food processor. Pulse to mix everything together. Add the avocado and mix until smooth.
  • Add a little bit of habanero at the time, mix, and taste. Add more and if needed (see note 2). Season with salt and pepper and mix again. Transfer to a glass jar and store in the fridge.

Notes

  1. Choquette’s are bigger types of avocado from the Dominican Republic. You can substitute 1 Choquette for 2 Haas avocados.
  2. Habanero is a very spicy pepper. I recommend adding a tiny bit in first, tasting it, and then adding more bit by bit until you get the desired taste.