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


  • 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


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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 20 servings, Serving Size: 1 tbsp

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 0
  • Points +: 0
  • Calories: 3.2 calories
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0.8g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: 0.2g
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