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Peruvian Green Sauce Recipe (Aji Verde)

 This spicy Peruvian green sauce recipe takes five minutes to make and adds amazing flavor to meat, grilled veggies, eggs, salads and more. You can also use it as a marinade.
Course Condiments
Cuisine Peruvian
Keyword sauces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Calories 936kcal
Author Heather Dessinger



  • Add cilantro leaves, 2 jalapenos (or 2 tablespoons aji amarillo paste, garlic), mayonnaise, yogurt, lime juice, 1/8 tsp salt and pepper to a blender or food processor.
  • Puree until smooth, adding 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil if needed to thin out the sauce.
  • Taste and add 1/8 salt (or more) if needed. If you want to dial up the spiciness even more, add an additional jalapeno pepper or jalapeno seeds (or another tablespoon aji amarillo paste) and puree again.


  • * I mostly de-seed mine so that the sauce isn't overly spicy.


Calories: 936kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 100g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1515IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg