Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Venezuela: Guasacaca...Guacamole Style Salsa

*jcsmama's version of a traditional Venezuelan recipe

If you look at the ingredients they are very similar to those used to make guacamole. And this is really what this is, the venezuelan version of guacamole. The main difference being that rather than blending the ingredients together to create a creamy dip, the ingredients here are finely chopped and mixed by hand. It is very flavourful and fresh tasting and goes well with everything! Enjoy!


2 ripe avocados, pitted and flesh cut out
1 large tomato
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp hot sauce (adjust to your taste)

-chop avocados, tomato and onion with a knife and mix together in a bowl
-add remaining ingredients and using a spoon mix together well
-refrigerate for at least 1 hr to allow flavours to meld

*serve with fried plantains or tortilla chips as an appetizer, or as a side salsa to grilled meats and chicken

*if you prefer you can blend all the ingredients together to make a creamy dip, it is also delicious!

*this salsa is best used the day it is made, as it does not last well due to the avocados

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