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Spicy Aji Sauce {Haute Dogs Quirk Book} - BoulderLocavore.com

Spicy Aji Sauce

"Aji is a popular South American sauce with origins in Peru. It is deliciously sweet and mild" -Haute Dogs The sauce is incredibly quick to make and abounds with natural flavor. I've found many uses for it beyond the hot dog (on which it is delicious); on eggs, in lettuce wraps and more.
Course Condiment
Cuisine South American
Keyword homemade aji sauce, spicy aji sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 2 tablespoon (1 cup total)
Calories 10 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4 green chilies , such as jalapenos*
  • 3 green onions , white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1/2 small white onion , chopped
  • Leaves from 1 small bunch cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.

  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe Notes

*The seeds from chile pepper are responsible for much of their heat. Though the recipes does not call for deseeding, I did deseed the jalapenos and found the Aji Sauce to still be spicy.

Recipe excerpted from Haute Dogs with permission from Quirk Books.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Aji Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 10
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 221mg9%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.