Every time I go visit my family in Venezuela, I always make sure to visit my abuelita. She means the world to me! One of my fondest memories with her is that we traveled a lot during the summer season/vacations when I was little. We would jump on a bus from Caracas to either Puerto La Cruz or Cumana and would buy me yummy treats like gomitas, tequeños, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (yeah my mom had to teach her that!), etc.
|mi abuelita and my mom|
So now that I grew up I have grabbed her recipe and modified it a bit. Mostly because I like guacamole but prefer for it to have a taste like my roots from Venezuela. So I make what I call the guasacaca/guacamole a la Ana. In normal guasacaca it doesn't have jalapeño, but I add it because I love everything spicy (that's what happens when you live in Chicago for 18 years and eat a lot of Mexican food!). Therefore, below I leave you my abuelita’s recipe to make guasacaca and I added my spicy kick in there but if you aren’t a spicy food lover you can take it out and still have the great flavor!INGREDIENTS:
½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons wine vinegar
1 large ripe avocado but still firm
1 large ripe tomato
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 large onion
2 sweet red peppers
4 cloves of garlic
1 sprig of parsley
1 Jalapeño (optional)
Peel and seed the tomatoes and do the same with peppers. Chop everything into very small pieces, you can either mix it by hand (which I like to do to make it chunky) or put it all in a blender to make it more saucy. And finally, pour it into a gravy boat.
Serve to accompany meat, especially grilled meat.
Happy cooking and hope you love avocados as much as I do! And if you do, then join all of us Latina avocado lovers to our twitter party on Thursday July 19th at 9pm est - 10pm est, where we will be talking about all things avocado!
disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Avocados from Mexico. All the opinions expressed here are my own.