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Aji Amarillo Paste - Recipe
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Aji Amarillo Paste – Recipe

Aji Amarillo Paste is widely used in Peruvian cooking. You can buy Aji Amarillo Paste commercially, but here is a recipe to make it at home with fresh Aji Amarillo chili peppers.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time1 min
Total Time2 mins
Course: Main Course, Salsa, sauce
Cuisine: American, Argentinian
Keyword: aji pepper, chili paste
Servings: 8
Calories: 17kcal


  • 2 aji amarillo peppers chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until nice a thick paste forms.
  • Adjust for salt and pepper and serve!


Heat Factor: Medium. You'll get some decent level heat with aji amarillo peppers, about the same heat as a serrano pepper.
This will last a week in the refrigerator in a sealed container.


Calories: 17kcal | Fat: 1g | Potassium: 8mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg