You’re going to want to slather this Guasacaca Avocado “Green” Sauce on tacos, quesadillas, and stuffed arepas.
Have you ever eaten at a Venezuelan restaurant where they have bottles of “secret sauce” on the table? Well, what might appear to a secret to many of us, is just a common condiment to the Venezuelan people. My kids love this sauce and squirt it on their arepas generously when we eat at the local Venezuelan restaurant.
I found a recipe for Guasacaca on Food Network and used it as a starting point, but the true test was making this sauce alongside the extras I saved from our takeout order the other night. The one from the restaurant didn’t taste like it had any oil in it, so I omitted it, and instead thinned it with water. This sauce is actually very light, though it tastes rich from the avocado. There is no added oil so it’s a healthy condiment to slather on tacos, quesadillas, and of course, arepas. I’d even top nachos with this sauce. Look out for my arepas post tomorrow!
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 green pepper seeded, deveined, chopped
- 1 avocado
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 bunch fresh parsley leaves ~ 1 cup lightly packed
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro leaves ~ 1 cup lightly packed
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 pickled jalapeno pepper slices
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2-3/4 cup water
- Put everything in food processor except for water; process until smooth; gradually add water and process until smooth. Add more water to reach the desired consistency. I like it slightly pourable.
Adapted from Food Network