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10 June 2020

This guasacaca recipe is Venezuela’s answer to guacamole, made with ripe avocados, cilantro, peppers, lime juice, oil and vinegar. It’s the perfect creamy dip or salsa. It also works great as a sauce or dressing.

Where are my guacamole fans out there? I have a recipe you need to try. It is made with many of the same ingredients as traditional guacamole – ripe avocados, lime juice, fresh cilantro – along with a few other ingredients that make this recipe a game changer.

The recipe is called Guasacaca, and you’re going to love it. It is straight out of Venezuela, where oil and vinegar and a few other flavors put a spin on Mexican guacamole.

Venezuelan Guasacaca with chips

Let’s talk about how we make guasacaca , shall we?

Guasacaca Ingredients

  • Avocados. Use 2 ripe average-sized avocados. If you use smaller avocados, use 3 or 4 of them, as desired.
  • Peppers. I use 2 jalapeno peppers in mine, but you can use bell peppers for a milder version.
  • Other Produce. Use 1 shallot or a small onion, along with 3 cloves garlic. You can easily add more garlic if you’d like.
  • Fresh Herbs. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. I like an even 50/50 split.
  • Liquids. 1/4 cup vinegar, juice from 1 small lime, and 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil. The oil is added at the end to emulsify the final dipping salsa, which makes it extra creamy and delicious.
  • Salt and Pepper. To taste!

How to Make Guasacaca – the Recipe Method

Processing the guasacaca ingredients in a food processor, before processing

Step 1. Peel and seed the avocados. Give them a rough chop and add them to a food processor or blender along with the peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro parsley, vinegar and lime juice. Process until fairly smooth.

Processing the guasacaca ingredients in a food processor

Step 2. Drizzle in the olive oil a bit at a time with the processor running. Process until the avocado salsa becomes thick and creamy. You’ll notice how the final guasacaca fluffs up from the oil, which is emulsified as the processor runs. This is an important step, as it really makes it extra creamy.

Venezuelan Guasacaca in a food processor

Adjust with salt and pepper to taste. 

Boom! Done! Guasacaca is ready to serve!

Guasacaca in a bowl, ready to serve

Guasacaca Serving Suggestions

I like to serve mine with warmed tortilla chips, but it’s also great with pita bread or chips, served a bit like a tasty hummus. Try it with raw vegetables for a party. It works as a salsa or dip, but consider tossing it with a bit of pasta as a sauce, or thin it out with a bit more oil and/or vinegar, then toss it with lettuce or spinach for a quick salad.

That’s it, my friends. I hope you enjoy my guasacaca recipe. Super tasty! Give your old guacamole recipe a brand new Venezuelan spin! Your friends and family will love you for it. Let me know if you make it. I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. 

Guasacaca in a bowl with a chip

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Mike taking a big scoop of creamy guasacaca on a tortilla chip

Got any questions? Ask away! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

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Guasacaca Recipe (Venezuelan Avocado Salsa)

This guasacaca recipe is Venezuela's answer to guacamole, with ripe avocados, cilantro, peppers and more. The perfect creamy salsa, dip, or sauce.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salsa, sauce, Snack
Cuisine: American, Venezuelan
Keyword: avocado, dip, jalapeno, spicy
Servings: 6
Calories: 196kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped (use bell pepper for a milder version)
  • 1 shallot or small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Juice from 1 small lime
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and seed the avocados. Give them a rough chop and add them to a food processor or blender along with the peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro parsley, vinegar and lime juice.
  • Process until fairly smooth.
  • Drizzle in the olive oil a bit at a time with the processor running. Process until the avocado salsa becomes thick and creamy.
  • Adjust with salt and pepper to taste. Serve!

Notes

Makes about 3 cups, depending on the size of your avocados.
Calories are estimated without chips.

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 370mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Creamy Guasacaca (Venezuelan Avocado Salsa)

8 comments

  1. Does it turn brown overnight if you don’t eat it all like regular Mexican Guacamole recipes? Avocado dips seem to never tastes as good on day 2 or later.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      CC, I made a larger batch and it lasted 3 days in a covered container without very minimal browning. You can always stir a bit of lime juice into it to green it back up.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Cumin would be a great addition for sure!

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Russ, it is 1/4 cup of vinegar. Thanks for noting that. I’ve updated the recipe card.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this and we love it! I put it on everything. It really has a nice flavor and texture.

    1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

      Thanks, Lois! So good, isn’t it? Glad you enjoyed it.






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