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Aji Verde

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 8 servings 1x


This Aji Verde is the most addicting spicy green sauce! It is SO good on tacos, bowls, salads, grilled meats and veggies, and my personal favorite – scrambled eggs and hash browns.


Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 3 ounces (a little chunk) queso fresco
  • 1 jalapeño pepper (for a mild sauce, remove the ribs and seeds – you can also use a serrano pepper)
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • a pinch of salt, to taste


  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth-ish. I like to go until it smoothly drips off a spoon – no more chunks but just a little bit of texture to it.
  2. You’re done! Serve with grilled meats and veggies, tacos, salads, bowls, or just dip into it with some chips. It’s incredible.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Keywords: aji verde, peruvian sauce, aji verde sauce