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A small wooden bowl filled with aji verde (Peruvian green sauce) sitting on a metal baking sheet next to roasted Peruvian chicken thighs
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Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Verde)

A bright Peruvian green sauce made with a blend of sour cream, garlic, lots of cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice & spices! It's bold in flavor, creamy, spicy, tangy & the perfect condiment for so many dishes. A drizzle of this sauce will brighten up the most basic foods!
Prep Time5 minutes
Blending time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: aji verde, cilantro jalapeno sauce, green sauce, Peruvian green sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Caitlin


  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded & chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped & packed (leaves & stems are ok)
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice (about 1 lime)
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp cotija cheese, crumbled (or parmesan cheese)
  • Salt & black pepper, to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Keep your sauce stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator until you're ready to use it. Your sauce should stay good for 1 week if stored correctly.