Mexican guava vinaigrette: Vinagreta de guayaba

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Karen Hursh Graber

Guava is an important crop in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Because of its high pectin content, the golden fruit is a favorite for making jams, jellies and marmalades. © Diodora Bucur, 2009
Guavas. © Diodora Bucur, 2009

The slight sweetness of this Mexican guava vinaigrette dressing works well with peppery and bitter greens such as arugula, endive and frisee. The Vinagreta de guayaba recipe is adapted from Larousse de la Cocina Mexicana by Alicia Gironella and Giorgio De’Angeli.


  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 ounces guava pulp
  • ¾ cup of olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch sugar
  • pinch ground chile piquin

Combine all ingredients with a wire whisk or shake in a jar. Strain if desired. Makes about 1 cup.

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Published or Updated on: December 3, 2011 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2011
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