The guaje is a type of shrub from the Leguminosae family, it is not too tall and is originally from Mexico. They grow a lot in the southern states but it can also be found in the center of the republic. From this shrub its flowers are used which are not too big, they have a white color and they are edible. From the shrub also a kind of pod grows that has some seeds that are used in stews and salsas.
In this recipe we are going to use a bunch of guaje flowers, that have an aroma that reminds us of the garlic and a slightly bitter flavor that magically leaves a sensation of sweetness. Upon mixing this flower with other fresh ingredients a salsa is obtained that is delicious, full of aromas and very different – perfect for accompanying numerous dishes.
Serve this salsa with your favorite tacos, with appetizers like quesadillas or simply use it as table salsa so each diner enjoys it in the way they like.
About the Recipe
Making the recipe is very easy, you only have to work a little.
When the guaje flowers are bought make sure that they have a white color because this indicates that they are fresh.
This salsa can only be prepared with guaje flower and it cannot be substituted by squash blossom because the result is going to be very distinct.
The preparation time is of 20 minutes but you won’t work in the recipe all the time.