Aji Verde (Spicy Green Peruvian Sauce)

I was first introduced to this sauce at a Cuban restaurant and I know this is a Peruvian sauce, but full disclosure, I use this on EVERYTHING from every cuisine!

I love drizzling this on my tacos, I use it on spicy Indian dishes. This creamy, cilantro-y sauce goes on anything spicy.


  • 1 bunch of cilantro (stems and all)
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Add cilantro, jalapeño, garlic and oil in a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Stir in mayo. Salt and pepper to your taste. **See notes


  • You can add the mayo in the blender, but it tends to get too thin for my preference. I like to stir in the mayo, so I can have more control of the amount of mayo I add and control the thickness.
  • You can store the sauce with a saran wrap, in a tight container, in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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