Green Peruvian Dipping Sauce (aka Aji Amarillo Sauce) Recipe


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Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Serves: 8 servings
Makes: 1 cup

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  • 2 fresh jalapeños, including seeds and ribs, roughly chopped

  • 1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste (see notes)

  • 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


  1. Combine jalapeños, 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


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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
118 Calories
12g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 118
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 35mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)