¡Más salsa de aguacate, por favor!

spicy avocado sauce

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spicy avocado mayonnaise sauce recipe

I love condiments. I do. Relish, hot sauce, smoky mayonnaise, pesto… I can’t get enough! Toppings make my world go round. So when I stopped at one of the many food carts pitched around the city which I should probably not eat from but do, kind of all the time …ahem… to shell out a buck for the most glorious meat+potato+plantain on a stick, I could not help but ask what the mysterious green substance was that the vendor squirted on my street-meat-stick. “¿Qué? ¿La salsa de aguacate?” (What, the avocado sauce?) “¡Ooh …más salsa de aguacate, por favor!” (Yum! More avocado sauce please!) Squirt squirt squirt.

This sauce was so good. It was basically an avocado mayonnaise that melted into the piping hot smoky meat and dripped down your chin in such a pleasant way. And then I got to thinking, this sauce would be so good on any number of things! Burgers, sausages, tacos, steak, you name it! And with a swift and decisive toss of my emptied skewer (which possibly missed the trash and had to be picked up by a sheepish me, momentarily shaken of confidence…) I had one sole purpose in mind. To reproduce this beauty in a squirt bottle.

So here’s my spin on a Quitoan street cart condiment. I added some heat, since Ecuadorian food typically veers away from spice, and left it somewhat thicker. I plan to make a runnier version later. Even bought a 40 cent squirt bottle for it! Cause aren’t squirt bottles just a lot of fun? Squirt squirt!

spicy avocado sauce condiment

spicy avocado sauce recipe

1 egg yolk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tbs lemon juice
1 very ripe avocado
1 tsp hot sauce
water to thin
salt to taste

Add your egg yolk to a food processor. Gradually, drop by drop at first, add your vegetable oil and process until it starts to get thick. When you see it thickening, you can add your oil in faster until fully incorporated and has a thick, creamy texture. (Took me 5 mins approx.) Add your lemon juice and pulse to combine.

Now take your ripe avocado (should be quite soft to touch) and spoon into the processor with the mixture and your hot sauce. Process all together until avocado is blended smooth and combined with everything else.

The sauce may be rather thick, which is why we take some water and add it in order to thin the sauce out. Simply add as much water as you want to achieve your desired consistency and blend until combined.

Season with salt and spread all over your burger/hot dog/face.

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15 Responses to ¡Más salsa de aguacate, por favor!

  1. I love all things spicy and saucy. This is such a cool idea – much better than mayo. I bet it would be amazing on a BLT!

  2. Simply Life says:

    I love the vibrant color of this- looks fun to eat!

  3. I couldn’t agree with you more about condiments..the door on my fridge is covered with homemade and store-bought alike. YUM. Thanks for this recipe! I can’t wait to test ‘er out. Squirt! You are so funny 😉

  4. Squirt on! The color is gorgeous! I could paint my kitchen walls with it.

  5. Brittany says:

    Ohhh yess…I am droooling. I love avocado, I love spice..I love spicy avocado..I love this dip!

  6. Leah Alvarez says:

    I live in Quito as well, and I think I’ve had this before. Delicious! If you like authentic Mexican food, go to the best place in town, La Michoacana in the Quito Tenis area. It makes living in Quito a bit easier. I promise you’ll love it 🙂

  7. Liz says:

    Oh, what a yummy condiment…I just adore avocados and this would be wonderful with so many dishes 🙂

  8. kyleen says:

    Oh my gawd, this sauce sounds delicious! I love mayo by itself, but with avocados it can only get better. How long do you think this sauce would keep?

  9. Ooo. I want to try this. It looks beautiful and delicious. Does it stay that lovely green, or does the avacado brown after a while? The lemon must keep it green, I’m imagining. . . . Looks absolutely delicious.

  10. kale says:

    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table – You are so right about the BLT!

    Rachel | Minneapple Pie – We must be kindred condiment spirits, you and me!

    Leah Alvarez – Thanks for the tip! It is now on my list, as I LOVE Mexican food. It’s tough to find good guides to eating in Quito; I’m happy to have someone on the inside!

    kyleen – I would say use it up in a week. (Trust me, that won’t be hard!)

    Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} – Yes after a couple days it appears to lose its color, but if you give it a good shake it turns lovely green again and all is right with the world!

  11. Parsley Sage says:

    Ha! I’m so jealous of your squirt bottle right now! I totally dig this sauce. We won’t call it ‘mayo’ though in our house…that condiment is a bit body-shiver inducing in our family 🙂 You either love it or you hate it. I’m thinking I’ll love this avocado ‘cream’ sauce though, for sure

  12. Lesley says:

    made the sauce tonite. kept it a little thicker for ‘dip’ and the rest will thin for ‘sauce’. super easy and super good. i had like 10 avocadoes too soft already and not enough mouths for guacamole. yum yum. even gourmet mama approves! luv u xo

  13. kale says:

    Parsley Sage – I understand! I actually never buy mayonnaise; on its own it’s not the most appealing to me. That’s why I prefer to make my own little batch and always add something to it, to trick myself!

    Lesley – I’m so happy you tried it! And I love that you are the kind of person that has 10 avocados lying around. (It’s cause people are always showing up at your place hungry!) xo

  14. donna picard says:

    Hi Kale: Don’t know if you ever go back to your old posts but I just got to read this lovely recipe and let you know how much I am looking forward to making it as well. Always love your “stories” you have quite the gift of “story telling” think that might be the “irish”

    • kale says:

      I certainly do! Thank you for the comment. I do enjoy writing about things I experience, big or small. It’s kind of my “thing”. 😉

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