In Central and South America, each country seems to have their own type of salsa, and Colombia is no different. Aji is a quintessential sauce or salsa in Colombia and is served with steak and other grilled meats, empanadas, patacones and of course papa criollas. For those who have never tried papa criollas, I can only say that you are missing out! They are small, delicious, creamy potatoes that are fried just until done, and although they may look similar to small yukon golds the taste is different enough. One bite and the flavor of these little potatoes burst in your mouth!
Colombian Aji Salsa
Makes 1 cup
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
- 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 cup ripe tomato, small diced
- Combine all the ingredients except the tomato in a blender and pulse until smooth, place in a bowl, add the tomatoes and let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes before serving. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.