Peruvian Aji Chilli Sauce

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This Peruvian Aji Chilli Sauce is a versatile vegan chilli sauce that goes with almost any savoury dish, with fresh and punchy flavours similar to a Thousand Island Dressing.

Peru offered up some of the most incredible vegan food that I’ve ever eaten – not to mention Veda Restaurant which flew in at the top spot of my ‘Top 50 Vegan Restaurants In The World’ guide.

Aji sauce is a traditional Peruvian chilli sauce, made with crisp and fruity Aji chillis which can be drizzled over many a wonderful dish or used as a nicely spicy dip.  

It had to be a recipe that I re-created when I got home because not only is it an incredibly versatile sauce – which goes with almost any savoury dish – but it’s just blinking delicious!

My take on the beautiful Aji Chilli Sauce is made with vegan mayonnaise and has similar flavours to a Thousand Island dressing, with the perfect amount of spice and a moreish flavour that will compliment many a dish.

I have no doubt that you will LOVE this recipe – be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it @aveganvisit 🙂

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Peruvian Aji Chilli Sauce

A versatile sauce that goes with almost any savoury dish, with fresh and tangy flavours similar to a Thousand Island Dressing.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Peruvian
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Serves: 6
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Tara


  • 15 g coconut oil (approx 1 tbsp)
  • 30 g red onion (diced)
  • 100 g vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 medium-heat red chillis (Aji chillis if you can get hold of them)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (approx juice from 1 lime)
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Fry the onion in the coconut oil for 5 minutes over a low-medium heat. Try not to let it brown; it should poach gently in the oil so that it softens instead.
    15 g coconut oil, 30 g red onion
  • Add the onion to a blender with the rest of the ingredients and blitz until the sauce is smooth.
    100 g vegan mayonnaise, 2 medium-heat red chillis, 2 cloves garlic, 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt
  • Store in the fridge and serve on burgers, as a dip or on almost any savoury dish!



Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free
Recipe inspired by: ?? Lima, Peru
Please check the allergens on the ingredients you purchase before use.  The allergen information provided in this recipe is intended as a guide only and is based on the specific ingredients and brands used at the time of creating the recipe, therefore we cannot guarantee that the same will apply to the ingredients you use.  Nutritional values are estimated and exclude any optional extras.


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbohydrates: 3g
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