Peruvian aji sauce

    10 min

    Ají is the classic Peruvian condiment, a spicy hot sauce that goes well with almost any Peruvian dish.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 iceberg lettuce, chopped
    • 3 romaine lettuce leaves
    • 5 cloves garlic
    • 7 fresh serrano, jalapeno or green chillies
    • 180ml olive oil, or as needed
    • salt and black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Combine iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, garlic, chillies and 2/3 of the olive oil in the blender; blend until smooth. With the processor running, continue adding olive oil in a steady stream till desired consistency is reached. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

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    This is very close if not equal to Inca Mama's. I halved the recipe on my own and added a tablespoon of cilantro prior to blending, because I love cilantro. Delicious!!  -  11 Jul 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It's just as simple, easy, and tasty as advertised, and then some! I love it. This one's keeper! Thank you, Inka Mama!  -  12 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was fantastic! Tastes exactly like the sauce they serve at our fave Peruvian restaurant. I added a few more cloves of garlic for a bolder taste. Will make this again! Thanks for sharing!  -  24 Feb 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)