Guasacaca Smash

Guasacaca is a traditional Venezuelan condiment with a pretty awesome name. Say it out loud. It makes you smile, doesn’t it? Yeah, it’s that good! It’s usually served as a dipping sauce or accompanies arepas. Instead of chips and salsa, Venezuelan meals often start with fried plantains, a red sauce, and guasacaca. IMG_20160123_165553754

I wasn’t in the mood to deal with the blender today, so I took all the traditional ingredients for this sauce and made a guacamole-style dip. You will want to mince the ingredients as finely as possibly for this recipe and only use fresh herbs.



  • 3 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green onion sliced extra thin
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mash everything together until combined well.

Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

Refrigerate at least two hours before serving.


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