Colombian Ají is a spicy traditional sauce. Every family and region has its own variation. This is my recipe for Ají Picante and it’s a must to serve with Colombian Empanadas.
what is colombian Chili pepper or chili pepper?
Is a spicy sauce from my hometown antioch. We keep it in the refrigerator all year round. It is an absolute must for Colombian Empanadas and it is the perfect sauce to flavor soups, stews and the perfect dipping sauce for papas saladas and patacones.
Like many traditional recipes, there are many variations depending on the region and cook. This is my mom’s chili pepper recipe and the way my whole family makes it. I like my sauce with a lot of liquid, but you can adjust the amount if you prefer yours with more herbs.
Growing up in my house we used it in almost every dish my mom made and it is my dad’s favorite seasoning. It’s easy to make and you can customize your hot pepper as mild or as hot as you prefer. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe!
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Colombian Ají
hot pepper: Here in United States I use red habanero, but you can use your favorite hot pepper. In Colombia this sauce is made with ají pajarito a long hot red pepper.
Check the recipe card below for the complete recipe, instructions and step by step video.
Colombian Aji Picante Recipe
- 1 seeded small hot pepper or 1 red habanero pepper
- ½ cup white vinegar
- ¼ cup toilet
- ¼ teaspoon jumped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
- ½ cup chopped scallions
- ½ cup chopped tomato
Put the vinegar and habanero pepper in a blender for 2 minutes.
Place the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Add the vinegar and habanero mix to the bowl and mix well.
Pour in a glass jar and cover. Refrigerate up to 5 days.
calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gfat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gsodium: 390mgpotassium: 270mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1273UIVitamin C: 31mgcalcium: 56mgIron: 2mg
More Colombian Sauces to Try:
Avocado Sauce (Avocado Sauce)
Garlic sauce (Garlic Sauce)
Avocado Hot sauce (Avocado Pepper)