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Pio Pio Green Sauce



  • 2 fresh jalapeños, including seeds and ribs, diced
  • 1 tablespoon aji Amarillo paste
  • 10 sprigs cilantro leaves and stems, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated cotija cheese or Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Squeeze of lime
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • 1

    1) Add all the ingredients except the mayo into a blender or food processor, and process until a smooth paste forms.

  • 2

    2) Add the mayo to the purée, and process a few seconds more.

  • 3

    3) Serve as a dipping sauce with salchipapa, french fries and thinly sliced hot dogs deep-fried together, or roasted chicken.



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