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Aji Verde - Peruvian Green Hot Sauce

Peruvian green hot sauce aka aji verde. Typically served in pollo a la brasa restaurants. Pair it with vegetables, chicken or bread. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Peruvian, South American
Keyword: aji verde, green sauce, green sauce peru, green sauce peruvian, peruvian hot sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Adrianna Adarme
Cost: $12



  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup good-quality mayonnaise (such as Hellmann's)
  • 3 ounces queso fresco or blanco
  • 2 serrano peppers ends trimmed
  • 1 bunch cilantro with the leaves removed
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 green onions ends trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons huacatay paste
  • 1 tablespoon aji amarillo
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • To a blender, add the lime juice, olive oil, cheese, mayonnaise, serrano peppers, cilantro leaves, garlic cloves, green onions, huacatay paste, aji amarillo and salt. Blend for about 1 to 2 minutes, until very smooth. 
  • Give it a taste and adjust the salt according to your liking. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week. 


This recipe pairs so well with chicken, fish, yucca fries and potatoes! 


Serving: 12g | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 19.6g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.3g | Calcium: 80mg