Peruvian Green Sauce Recipe (Aji Verde Sauce)

Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Sauce) is our go-to sauce for anything and everything. We love this Peruvian Green Sauce Recipe on chicken, steak, grilled veggies, salad, and more. SO DARN GOOD. Aji Verde (Green Sauce) is loaded with jalapenos, basil, parmesan, ginger, honey, garlic, lime, and more!

Glass bottle full of green Aji sauce

Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Verde Sauce) is one of the most delicious and versatile sauces I have ever tasted.

This Peruvian Green Sauce Recipe is one of my favorite things I’ve tasted in life…EVER! If something is green and delicious, odds are it’s in this Aji Verde Sauce (well, except for avocados…but you could probably add those in too!).

The Aji Sauce has a little heat from jalapenos, a little creaminess from mayo or yogurt, and some fresh earthy goodness from cilantro and basil. Add in the brightness from lime, some sweetness from honey, and of course some garlic because every good aji sauce needs garlic! I’m obsessed with this Peruvian Green Sauce and love it on everything from potatoes to chicken to steak to salad. So much to love!

This Peruvian Green Sauce goes with EVERYTHING. Try out this Aji Verde Sauce on your next dish!

Peruvian Green Sauce on chicken

Peruvian Chicken in baking dish with Peruvian Green sauce

Peruvian Green Sauce, Aji Verde, Aji Sauce…

Whatever you call it, this Aji Verde Sauce is incredible! 

We first fell in love with this Peruvian Green Sauce when making this Peruvian Chicken Recipe and haven’t looked back. Since then I’ve used this Aji Verde so many times. Two of my favorites ways to use this Aji sauce is as a dipping sauce for our Guacamole Egg Rolls and also our Green Chile Cheesy Bean Taquitos.

Of course it’s AMAZING on the Peruvian Chicken (and so pretty too) but it’s just so darn good on anything and everything else. If I felt like it was acceptable to eat Aji Sauce as a soup, I seriously just might.

What to eat with Aji Verde Sauce

If I haven’t made it clear already, this Peruvian Green Sauce goes with literally everything. Drizzle it on one of these chicken recipes or eat it with tacos.

Try these recipes and add on LOTS of Aji Sauce:

The sky is the limit with this delectable green sauce!

Aji Verde Sauce in a glass bottle

This Peruvian Green Sauce is tailor made for serving with chicken, beef, roasted veggies, and more. The sky is the limit! Be sure to hop over to Simply Sated to see Mom’s famous Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce. You won’t regret it.

If you loved this Peruvian Green Sauce, here are a few other things to try:

 

See the recipe card below for full details on How to Make Peruvian Green Sauce. Enjoy!

Peruvian Green Sauce is our go-to sauce for anything and everything. We love this green sauce on chicken, steak, grilled veggies, salad, and more. SO DARN GOOD.

Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Verde Sauce)

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Peruvian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 66 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Sauce) is our go-to sauce for anything and everything. We love this Peruvian Green Sauce Recipe on chicken, steak, grilled veggies, salad, and more. SO DARN GOOD. Aji Verde (Green Sauce) is loaded with jalapenos, basil, parmesan, ginger, honey, garlic, lime, and more!

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Ingredients

  • 3 jalapenos – white ribs and seeds removed if more heat is desired, don’t remove the white ribs and seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Aji Amarillo paste optional
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh cilantro, tightly packed; longer stems removed and roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves tightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Fresh juice from 1 lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil **see note
  • ½ cup real mayonnaise NOT Miracle Whip
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients except mayonnaise in a blender or food processor. **see note.
  2. Blend on HIGH until smooth..
  3. Add mayonnaise and blend until completely incorporated.
  4. Season to taste with salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Transfer to jar or container with a tight fitting lid.
  6. Sauce will keep, refrigerated, up to one week.

Recipe Notes

*Note: If using a food processor, process all ingredients except the oil & mayonnaise for several minutes until smooth. Then add the oil and mayonnaise and continue to process until homogenous. (I think a good blender or stick blender works best, but the sauce did come together using the food processor.)

Nutrition Facts
Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Verde Sauce)
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 60mg 3%
Potassium 16mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 4.6%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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Jan Lauterbach
i CAN'T GET THE WHOLE RECIPE. tHIS SOUNDS YUMMY.
    Becky Hardin
    You have to click over to my Mom's site to get the recipe. I'm sorry for the confusion! The link is in the last sentence of the blog post in larger text. Thanks!
jan
pls take the subscribe box off the page..can't find the recipe'
    Becky Hardin
    Hi! You should be able to easily x out of the subscribe box. Let me know if you have trouble! And let me know if you couldn't get the recipe and I can email you a pdf.
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