WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GUASACACA AND GUACAMOLE?
Although the two appear quite similar at first glance, there is a distinct flavor difference between them. Even though they both use an avocado base,
the flavor of guasacaca is quite unique.
Guasacaca has a TON of fresh cilantro and parsley. Yes guacamole usually has a little cilantro, but definitely not a whole cup full, and no parsley either!
It’s also a lot tangier than guacamole, using freshly squeezed lime juice and vinegar.
Guasacaca is smoother and silkier than guacamole, despite there being no oil added in this version.
HOW LONG DOES IT KEEP?
You can make guasacaca ahead of time and refrigerate for 2-3 days in air tight container.
It will stay fresh and vibrant green as long as you don’t omit the lime juice.
In Guaiqueri Empanadas we make our own version following a recipe from my indigenous grandma, which is the one we have been making since the start of our business.