Recipes from Ecuador: Aji Criollo (Cilantro Salsa)

Recipes from Ecuador

Aji Criollo (Cilantro Salsa)

Country: Ecuador
Course: Sauces
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 4 hot peppers (such as jalapenos or serranos)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Juice from 1/2 lime (or lemon)
  • 3 tbs finely chopped white or green onion
  • Salt to taste


  1. Put everything except the chopped white onions and salt in a blender or food processor and blend until you get a smooth sauce.
  2. Add the onions and salt.