Hot Aji Salsa

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Iowahorse

Peruvian for Youvian.

Top Review by CharoPeru

This was very good! I use feta cheese instead of mozarella because the consistency and flavor are more similar to the "queso fresco" or fresh farmer cheese that we use in Peru to make this. I had never used cilantro or lemon for this though... it was different but yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the chiles, onion and garlic in a tablespoon of the oil until soft.
  2. Place in a blender or food processor along with the peanuts, crackers, cheese, milk and cilantro and puree until smooth.
  3. Add the lemon juice and, with the machine running, add the oil a little at a time until the sauce is the desired consistency.
  4. Heat before serving, and store any extra in the refrigerator.
  5. Note: Using saltine crackers to thicken a sauce is unusual but not uncommon in Peru.
  6. This all-purpose sauce can be served with potatoes, french fries, corn chips, fried foods, seafood, steaks or anything else imaginable.
  7. The more you add, the hotter it gets and the BETTER it tastes.

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