Ají Verde Sauce Makes an Excellent Dipping Sauce. Made with cilantro (fresh coriander), chillies (Peruvian aji Amarillo or jalapeño), onions and garlic, with oil and vinegar. Fresh ají sauce packs a lot of flavor. If you've been looking for a tasty condiment, transform your dishes with this Peruvian classic.
Course Side Dish
Keyword condiment, green sauce, sauce
Prep Time 11minutes
1 ½cupmayonnaise360 g.
8green padrón peppers170 g
1white onion70 g.
1bunch coriander50 g.
¼cupgrated Parmesan cheese120 g.
Juice of one lemon
1tablespoonyellow chili pasteoptional
Salt to tastedepends on the amount of salt in the cheese
Wash the peppers very well under running water, and place them on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut each pepper in half crosswise. Using a teaspoon, scrape the pepper's surface to remove the veins and seeds. Set aside.
Peel the onion and cut into large pieces.
Finely chop the cilantro. Peel the garlic cloves. Put aside
Place the chopped peppers, mayonnaise, onion, garlic clove, yellow chili paste and lemon juice in the blender glass.
Blend for about two to three minutes until the mixture is blended but still contains visible chili pieces.
Finally, add the grated parmesan cheese, and coriander.
Now, blend for at least five minutes until the sauce turns an intense green tone, completely homogeneous. Taste it, and add salt if necessary.