Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa) Recipe


Serious Eats / Joshua Bousel

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Makes: 2 cups

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  • 2 ripe Haas avocados, seeded and roughly diced

  • 1 small onion, quartered

  • 1 small green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped

  • 1 medium jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped (optional)

  • 2 medium cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup packed roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves

  • 1/4 cup packed roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice from 1 lime

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place avocados, onion, bell pepper, jalapeño (if using), garlic, cilantro, parsley, vinegar, and lime juice in the workbowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse until everything is finely chopped, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed.

  2. With the motor running, drizzle in olive oil through feed tube. Process until sauce is completely smooth.

  3. Season sauce with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to bowl and serve immediately.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1684 Calories
160g Fat
70g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 1684
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 160g 205%
Saturated Fat 23g 114%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 691mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 44g 155%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 176mg 882%
Calcium 139mg 11%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 3381mg 72%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)