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Colombian Aji Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Colombian Aji

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"For any Colombian food you serve, always have some aji on the table. Hot, spicy, fresh, and flavorful."

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Original recipe makes 2 cup Change Servings


  1. In a blender, combine jalapenos, water, vinegar, lemon juice, green onions, cilantro and salt. Blend until smooth; refrigerate until ready to serve.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • READY IN 10 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 23, 2007

I really enjoyed this. A good friend of mine is Columbian and offered this as a alternative to chimichurri. It has WAAY less fat than chimichurri and it tastes great. It is better to make it ahead of time though. That way the flavors have time to mix. I grilled a flank steak and used this on the steak after it was cooked. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2009

I don't know what happened, but I didn't care for this. The spice was perfect (subbed 5 serranos for 10 jalapenos, since I had serranos on hand). I think the vinegar is what turns me off from the recipe, even though there isn't much of it. I think next time I'd decrease the amount of vinegar, but that's my own personal preference, not the recipe's fault.


15 Ratings

Jun 24, 2008

This stuff is great on everything from chips to steak. I was worried about the excessive amount of jalapenos, but it wasn't too hot. I did tone down the zing of the peppers with some Spanish onion.

Mar 13, 2013

This is better than the coloumbian restaurant I go to.I added minced garlic. My pepper plant froze so I didn't have any so I just used cayenne for spice. Delicious!

Oct 12, 2008

This was a great with grilled steak. This was a nice alternative to salsa. And I didn't need to add any salt. it already had enough flavor to it. Recipe makes more of a party batch than a family batch.

Jul 12, 2008

OMG! This is a fantastic recipe. The sauce has the same taste as the sauce my Columbian friends make. A great tomato- less salsa, if you are staying away from tomatoes this summer. Eat it with everything.

Feb 28, 2011

pretty good sauce a lil strong on the lemon but its good! will be making it again definately

Dec 19, 2008

This was SO good! I made this for my Spanish group's holiday party and it was demolished!


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  • Calories
  • 7 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.7 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 294 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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