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.

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Colombian Aji Picante

Freestyle Points
Yield: 20 servings
CUISINE: American


  • 4 large scallions
  • 1 to mato
  • 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.


Serving: 1tbsp, Calories: 3.2kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.8g, Protein: 0.2g, Fiber: 0.2g
Freestyle Points: 0
Points: +0