Green Peruvian Dipping Sauce (aka Aji Amarillo Sauce)

Green Peruvian Dipping Sauce (aka Aji Amarillo Sauce)

Note: Aji amarillo paste is a hot yellow pepper paste from peru. It can be found in Latin specialty stores or ordered online. If unavailable, it can be omitted.

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  • Yield:makes about 1 cup
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Ingredients

  • 2 fresh jalapeƱos, including seeds and ribs, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon aji Amarillo paste (see note above)
  • 1 cup freshly picked cilantro leaves and small stems
  • 2 tablespoons grated cotija cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. 1.

    Combine jalapeƱos, aji amarillo, cilantro, cotjia, garlic, oil, vinegar, and lime juice in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth paste forms. Add mayonnaise and blend until homogenous. Transfer to a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with grilled chicken. Unused sauce can be stored in a covered container for up to 1 week