Venezuelan Avocado Salsa

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Preparation time
15 mins
Difficulty
Easy
Serves
6 people
Meal course
Appetiser
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1 peeled
Garlic cloves
1  
Lime
0 1/3 cup
Olive Oil
0 1/8 cup
Vinegar
0 1/4 cup
Parsley
0 1/2 cup
Cilantro
0 half
Jalapeño Chilli
1  
Green Bell Pepper
1  
Onion
2  
Avocado
Venezuelan Avocado Salsa

Latin America provides endless inspiration for tantalising salsa recipes. Salsas reflect the social food culture found throughout the continent where food is primarily made for sharing.

While I typically served guacamole at social events, last year I have discovered an alternative avocado salsa which was such a hit with guests I have been serving it ever since. It has a refreshing tangy flavour and unlike guacamole keeps well due to containing oil and vinegar, reducing food waste. The salsa is packed with nutrients thanks to the parsley and other raw ingredients, and requires zero cooking.

This recipe, traditionally a Venezuelan salsa called Guasacaca, was adapted from Serious Eats.

  1. Start by roughly chopping the onion, pepper, jalapeño. Add all the vegetables and herbs to a food processor and begin to blend, gradually adding the oil, juice of the lime, vinegar and herbs until you have a smooth paste. This may require working in batches if your blender is small.
  2. Season to taste and keep chilled until serving. Serve as a side with nachos or as a topping for burritos or similar tortilla-based dishes.

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