Aji Amarillo Aioli

Delicious with fried food…

We love the aji amarillo for its sunny, bright flavor and its unexpected heat. It’s a flavor that goes far. In fact, adding just a touch of aji amarillo paste (or aji amarillo powder if you prefer) to a little mayonnaise creates a delicious dipping sauce that’s perfect as an alternative to tomato-based cocktail sauces for fried foods. Try it with fried shrimp or simply with fries – really anything in-between. Looking for an aji amarillo sauce that’s a little less full-on “mayo’y”? Take a look at this recipe.

aji amarillo aioli

Aji Amarillo Aioli

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  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons aji amarillo paste or aji amarillo powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, then stir to fully combine. 
  • Serve immediately, or for best flavor allow the aioli to chill for 2 to 4 hours prior to serving to allow the flavors to meld together.


If you prefer to use aji amarillo powder, start with 1 to 2 tablespoons and add more to taste.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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