Colombian ají is one of the most notable spicy condiments in our kitchen, because of its strong, amazing flavor and for every single soul who will taste this sauce, this will leave them standing in amazement. It goes perfectly with a number of Colombian dishes that are usually served as appetizers, such as amazing patacones, and crunchy empanadas.
Preparing ají is really easy. This sauce is made by combining tomato, green onion, cilantro, and chopped jalapeños — any spicy pepper will work–, use a white vinegar dressing, lime juice, a touch of oil, water, and salt.
Ají can be refrigerated in well-sealed jars and stay there for some time. It stays conserved for when you prepare patacones, grilled meat, and some salted potatoes.
Which one of these appetizers would you accompany with the ají?
- ½ cup chopped tomato
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- ½ cup chopped green onion
- 1 tbsp jalapeño or any spicy pepper (no seeds)
- ½ cup white vinegar
- 3 tbsp water
- Juice of ½ a lime
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- Mix all the ingredients together to make a sauce.
- Serve with empanadas, salted potatoes, or grilled meats.
- Can be consumed immediately or refrigerated in well-sealed jars for some time.