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Peruvian ají sauce in a ceramic bowl, orange napking, and copper spoon.

Ají Amarillo Sauce (Peruvian Yellow Sauce)

Tamara Andersen
An addictive, creamy Peruvian ají pepper sauce with ají amarillo paste, plain yogurt, and garlic...
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salsas
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 16 servings
Calories 35 kcal


  • 1 bulb garlic roasted OR
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 small shallot cut in a few pieces
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tablespoons ají amarillo paste see FAQ
  • 2 ounces queso fresco cubed
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste or ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1-2 limes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • NOTE: If roasting garlic, get it started. If using fresh minced garlic, add with the other ingredients. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Pulse/process until the sauce is creamy smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired.


Macronutrients are for reference only, and are based on nonfat Greek yogurt.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 3gFat: 2g
Keyword ají amarillo sauce, ají pepper sauce recipe, Peruvian salsa recipes, Peruvian yellow sauce
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