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Ecuadorian aji criollo recipe

Ecuadorian hot sauce recipe {Aji criollo}

Aji criollo is an Ecuadorian hot sauce made with hot peppers, cilantro, garlic, onion and lime
Course Condiments, Salsa, Sauce
Cuisine Ecuadorian, Latin
Keyword Aji sauce, Ecuadorian aji sauce, Ecuadorian hot sauce, Spicy aji salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Layla Pujol


  • 4 ajies or hot peppers
  • ½ bunch of cilantro stems and leaves
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lime or lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbs finely chopped white parts of scallions or spring onions can also use regular white onion
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine the hot peppers, cilantro, water, garlic cloves and lime juice in the blender or food processor and blend well.
    How to make Ecuadorian hot sauce
  • Add the chopped white onions or scallions and salt to taste.


You can also add a little bit of vinegar for an extra touch of acidity.