Recipes from Ecuador: Salsa de Mani (Peanut Sauce)

Recipes from Ecuador

Salsa de Mani (Peanut Sauce)

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


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground achiote
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or butter
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp white onions, finely minced or sliced
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, finely chopped (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Mix the peanut butter with half of the milk and stir until dissolved.
  2. Melt the butter/oil over medium heat and then add the onion, achiote, cumin and salt. Keep stirring until the onions are translucent. Add the peanut butter/milk mixture and the rest of the milk.
  3. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, then add the boiled egg, cilantro and onions. (Note: you may need to add a little more milk to think the sauce).