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Salsa de maní or peanut sauce

Salsa de mani is a warm peanut sauce made with peanut butter, milk, onion, cumin, achiote, cilantro and hard-boiled egg.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Andean, Ecuadorian, Latin American
Keyword Peanut sauce, Salsa de mani
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • ¾ cup peanut butter unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup finely diced white onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground achiote
  • 2 tbs peanut oil or butter
  • 1 tbs finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tbs finely minced or sliced white onions
  • 1 hard-boiled egg finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 aji or hot pepper finely minced (optional)
  • Salt to taste


  • Mix the peanut butter with ½ cup of milk to help dissolve the peanut butter.
  • Heat the butter or oil to prepare a refrito, add the onion, achiote, cumin and salt, cook until the onions are soft.
  • Add the peanut butter and milk mixture, as well the remaining ½ cup of milk.
  • Stir well and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the chopped hard-boiled egg, cilantro, aji (if using) and onions.
  • Serve warm.