Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa) Recipe


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Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa) Recipe

[Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

  • Yield:makes about 2 cups
  • Active time: 10 minutes
  • Total time:10 minutes


  • 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. 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. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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