Peruvian green sauce – or Aji Verde if you wanna get fancy and impress your friends. 😉
This is the sauce of gods loves. Honestly I could probably eat this entire thing in one sitting…BUT seeing as how that would be incredibly rude to all my family and friends, I’ll have to refrain for now and just ramble on and on about how amazing it is.
So what is Peruvian green sauce you might ask? Well basically think of a spicy cilantro sauce that someone added A TON of cotija cheese to and then finished it off with a little bit lime – And there ya have it babe.
Some people like to use parmesan instead of cotija (which is totally fine) but I personally think it tastes 100x better with cotija….plus it’s more tradiational too. 😉 (Ooo fun fact, did you know that one of Peru’s most well-known dishes is ceviche? Totally off topic, but I’m a nerd and enjoy random tidbits like that.)
So back to the sauce. The best part about it though? You can use it on EVERYTHING! Beef, pork, seafood, salads, potatoes, quesadillas, eggs… You name it and it’ll make whatever you’re eating de-li-cious!
I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think!
-Try pairing it with my Peruvian chicken for one amazing meal!
Peruvian Green Sauce
- 1 jalapeno
- 1-2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup cilantro, packed
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp cotija cheese (or parmesan)
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.