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Aji sauce recipe

Aji sauce recipe

4 ratings

This spicy green sauce is very popular is South America. With its fresh coriander and fiery jalapeños it will pack a punch on any dinner table or as a perfect match to a summer BBQ. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare
  • 169 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 6 large green jalapeño chillies, deseeded and chopped
  • 4 spring onions, minced
  • 1 small white onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 bunch coriander, leaves and stems
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar or lime juice
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise or mild olive oil
  • 80g (3oz) soft white cheese (feta or ricotta)
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    16g 22%
  • Saturates

    5g 23%
  • Sugars

    2g 3%
  • Salt

    2.5g 42%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.1g Protein 4.1g Fibre 1.1g


  1. Put all the ingredients in a small food processor and blend until smooth. If you like a bit more of a kick, keep the seeds in the chillies. If you don't have fresh jalapeños you can always use jarred, but make sure you don't add any of the liquid from the jar.
  2. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust the consistency with a little water if necessary.

Serve with sweet potato fries.

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