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. It would also be delicious served with this amazing Smoked Grilled Peruvian Chicken. 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