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Peruvian Green Sauce - a fresh, vibrant sauce that's fabulous drizzled on anything from the grill. t's also great with potatoes, rice, drizzled on black beans as a dipping sauce for shrimp....
Peruvian Green Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Peruvian Green Sauce - a fresh, vibrant sauce that's fabulous drizzled on anything from the grill. t's also great with potatoes, rice, drizzled on black beans as a dipping sauce for shrimp, over chicken or just about anything!
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: Peruvian Green Sauce
Servings: 16 1 tablespoon
Calories: 59 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 1-2 medium fresh jalapeños seeds and ribs removed*, start out with ½ and add more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Aji Amarillo paste see note above
  • 1 ¼ cups fresh cilantro leaves and stems tightly packed (about 1 medium size bunch)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves tightly packed
  • 2 tablespoons grated cotija or parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • kosher salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except mayonnaise in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth paste forms.
  2. Add mayonnaise and blend until homogenous.
  3. Transfer to a jar with a tight fitting lid and season to taste with salt and pepper. Unused sauce can be stored in a covered container for up to 1 week
Nutrition Facts
Peruvian Green Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.