Recipes for traditional Ecuadorian sauces, including savory, spicy and sweet sauces:
Aji criollo: Aji criollo is an Ecuadorian hot sauce made with hot peppers, cilantro, garlic, onion and lime
Aji de tomate de árbol: Tree tomato or tamarillo aji is a very tasty hot sauce made from tree tomatoes or tamarillos, hot peppers, onion, cilantro and lime juice.
Cebollas encurtidas: Cebollas encurtidas are Ecuadorian lime pickled red onions
Mayonesa casera: Recipe for homemade mayonnaise made with egg, cumin, onion, salt, sunflower oil and lemon juice
Mayonesa de cilantro: Cilantro, lime and garlic aioli or mayonnaise sauce
Salsa de queso con cilantro: Queso fresco and cilantro sauce
Salsa de mani: Salsa de mani or warm peanut sauce made with peanut butter, milk, onion, cumin, achiote, cilantro and hard-boiled egg (optional).
Miel de panela: Miel de panela or miel de caña is a sweet syrup made from panela or piloncillo. It is used as a sweetener for drinks and also in a variety of Ecuadorian desserts.
Salsa de ciruela: This sweet and sour prune sauce is made with prunes, red wine, port, shallots, and balsamic vinegar. This holiday sauce goes great with turkey, pork, chicken, duck and other meats.
Mermelada de piña: Homemade pineapple marmalade or jam infused with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and lemon verbena.