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Aji Verde (Peruvian Green Sauce)

Aji Verde (Peruvian Green Sauce)

Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Yield:
    2-3 Cups
This beautiful green sauce is bold, bright and balanced. It brings zesty flavor to grilled or roasted meats, shrimp, vegetables, or even on a salad. For a milder sauce, you use less or no jalapeño.
Ingredients
  • 2 large whole jalapeños, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 packed cup fresh cilantro
  • ½ packed cup flat-leaf parsley
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large whole jalapeños, stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 packed cup fresh cilantro
  • 0.5 packed cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 118.29ml lime juice
  • 12.78g red wine vinegar
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 0.5 sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • 0.5 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 59.15ml olive oil
  • Salt and fresh-ground black pepper to taste

This beautiful green sauce is bold, bright and balanced. It brings zesty flavor to grilled or roasted meats, shrimp, vegetables, or even on a salad. For a milder sauce, you use less or no jalapeño.

Preparation
STEP 1

Combine all ingredients except olive oil, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Pulse a few times to combine, then slowly add the olive oil with the machine running. Process until smooth.

STEP 2

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for up to one week. Serve with chicken or pork or use as a salad dressing or dip.

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