Colombian Aji Picante

Aji picante is a spicy Colombian hot sauce served with soups, sancocho, stews, rice, beans, empanadas and more. Every Latin country has there own version of a spicy hot sauce, each unique and delicious. This is my mom’s recipe, she never measures when she cooks so it was a bit tricky getting her measurements right. A little goes a long way, you only need to add a few teaspoons to whatever you put this on. To save time, I used my mini food processor.

Colombian Aji Picante
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 20 • Size: 1 tbsp • Points +: 0 pts • Smart Points: 0
Calories: 3.2 • Fat: 0 g • Protein: 0.2 g • Carb: 0.8 g • Fiber: 0.2 g   


  • 4 large scallions
  • 1 tomato
  • 1-2 small habanero pepper (scotch bonnet pepper would work)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 oz water
  • salt and fresh pepper


Place all ingredients in a small food processor and pulse a few times.