This Fake Guacamole Recipe uses zucchini instead avocado to make a delicious sauce that replicates almost perfectly the most famous Mexican salsa.
It is super economical, delicious, and perfect to drizzle over your favorite tacos, quesadillas, burritos, or any other Mexican favorites.
▢2 medium zucchini or Mexican squash ( ends trimmed and quartered)
▢½ medium white onion (cut into quarters)
▢5 green chillies (or more to taste)
▢1 small bunch of cilantro
▢¼ cup canola oil or any neutral-flavoured oil
▢1 garlic clove
▢salt (to taste)
Put the zucchini in a medium saucepan. Add chilies (and tomatillo, if you using) and cover with water.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until zucchini is tender (about 5 minutes). Strain and let the ingredients reach room temperature.
Place the zucchini, chilies, and tomatillo into a blender.
Add cilantro, garlic, onion, and a teaspoon of salt. Pour in the oil.
Pour ¼ cup of water. If you use tomatillo, don’t need to add water. Then blend until you have a smooth sauce.
Taste for salt and transfer to a bowl or jar. Serve with your favorite dishes.
Do not leave out the oil. This is the secret ingredient to make this sauce taste like avocado.
Let the cooked ingredients reach room temperature before blending.
If you can’t find tomatillos, leave them out.
To bring out flavors, add a few drops of lime juice.
Remove seeds and membranes of chilies if you don’t like your salsa to be overly spicy. But don’t leave them out since they add that guacamole flavor we all love.
If you can’t find fresh cilantro, replace it with dried cilantro leaves for flavor. Then, add some fresh parsley or spinach to achieve a vibrant and bright green color.