Peruvian green sauce also known as Aji Verde is a spicy bright green condiment typically found in any Peruvian restaurant.

Peruvian Green Sauce

Aji Verde, the iconic Peruvian green sauce, gets its robust, luscious flavor from Aji Amarillo paste, lime, scallions, and plenty of cilantro.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Latin
Keyword: aji verde sauce, peruvian chicken green sauce, peruvian green sauce, pio pio green sauce
Servings: 27
Calories: 22kcal


  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • ¼ cup Chopped red onion
  • ½ cup Light Hellman’s mayonnaise, use compliant mayo for whole30
  • 2 tbsp. White vinegar
  • 4 tsp. Yellow mustard,
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 jalapeños, roughly chopped seeded but keeping the ribs (about 1 cup/3 oz.)
  • 2 cups Chopped fresh cilantro leaves and stems, 2 oz rinsed well
  • 3 Medium cloves garlic, crushed through a press


  • Saute the onion in a small skillet with 1 teaspoon of the oil until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer to the blender then add the remaining oil, mayo, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Then add the chopped jalapeno, cilantro and garlic and blend on high speed until the sauce is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds.


Serving: 1 tablespoon, Calories: 22kcal

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size14.3g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories22
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2g 4%
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
  • Cholesterol 1.5mg 1%
  • Sodium 64mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
    • Sugars 0.5g
  • Protein 0.5g 1%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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