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Guasacaca – Savory Venezuelan Sauce

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This smooth, creamy and delicious Guasacaca is a versatile sauce and condiment in one. This bright green sauce is made of avocado and fresh herbs that make it so healthy and bursting with flavor.

What is Guasacaca

Pronounced as Wasakaka, this Guasacaca is a traditional sauce from Venezuela. It is very popular in that country and some countries around it with some differences in ingredients. It is also becoming popular around the globe, too

The sauce is freshly made with Avocado, cilantro, onion, garlic, some vinegar, oil, with some salt. Parsley and pepper are sometimes added, too. With all of these blended together into a smooth sauce, the flavor is so exquisite. Depending on where and who made it, the ingredients can also be modified. Well, as long as the main ingredient is avocado.

Great for anyone who is Vegan, vegetarian, or on a low-carb, and gluten-free diet. Because of avocado, guasacaca gives off a real good health benefits including good fats. Plus more fiber from the herbs.

Generally, guasacaca is a sauce, but it can also be a condiment, a dip, or spread. This is why it is a favorite because it is an all-around sauce.

Ways to Serve Guasacaca

As I mentioned above , Guasacaca can be served in many ways.

  • Dip for chips and crackers.
  • Dip for fried or grilled fish, chicken, steak, and other meats.
  • Sauce or dressing for green salads, potatoes, and other sliced vegetables and salads.
  • Toppings for crackers, plantains, bread, and plain cookies too. Cheese can also be added here.
  • For burgers, tacos, and sandwiches
  • As a spread or substitute for mayonnaise.

I’m sure there are more than what’s on the list. You will be surprised that they are so delicious however you used it.

What is the Difference between Guasacaca and Guacamole

These two are always being compared. Some people also thinks they are the same.

Although they are made with avocado, they actually are different from each other.

  • Guasacaca is creamier and smoother because it is blended with oil.
  • Because of the added vinegar, besides the lime, guasacaca is tangier and more flavorful than guacamole.
  • Most guasacaca have green bell pepper that added strength to the flavor.
  • It has more cilantro that makes the sauce herbier. Sometimes, this sauce is made with parsley, too.

Why is it Healthy?

Just by looking at the ingredients, you know it’s already healthy. Guasacaca can be vegan, vegetarian, very low-carb, keto, and also gluten-free.

Avocados naturally have high good fats. It is also a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber, and potassium. Thus, avocado keeps the heart healthy. It is also rich in antioxidant that protects the body from free radicals. It is a good source of vitamin C, E, K , B6, Iron, Copper, Manganese and Magnesium.

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The herb Cilantro, also known as Coriander, is also very nutritious. Besides being fibrous, it is also rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids, and phenolic compounds. It contains a good source of Vitamins A, C, E, and K, and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, and magnesium

Guasacaca is so versatile that you can add more hebs and spices for your preferred taste. Hence, it can be more nutritious.

How to make the Guasacaca

This condiment or sauce is very simple and easy to make. Even the ingredients are very easy to find.

You can also make it ahead if you will use it at a party or pot luck. It can be store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to use a clean air-tight container or mason jar.

For the recipe of my Guasacaca, here are the ingredients:

  • 2 Avocados, sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 Tsp salt

You’ll need to wash the ingredients that are needed to wash. Then, have everything ready.

Place all the ingredients into the glass of a high-powered blender. Pulse until everything is creamy and well incorporated.

Serve in a bowl.

Guasacaca - Savory Venezuelan Sauce

Guasacaca - Savory Venezuelan Sauce

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This smooth, creamy, and delicious Guasacaca from Venezuela, is a versatile sauce and condiment in one. With avocado and fresh herbs, it so healthy, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados, sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/2 Tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into the glass of a high-powered blender. Pulse until everything is creamy and well incorporated.
  2. Serve in a bowl.

Notes

You can store Guasacaca in a clean, air-tight container or mason jar and store it in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 660Total Fat: 69gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 62gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 881mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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