Ají de Aguacate (Colombian Hot Avocado Sauce)

by Erica Dinho on July 12, 2013

Ají de Aguacate (Colombian Hot Avocado Sauce)

Ají Picante is one of the most popular condiments in Colombian cuisine and is a must accompaniment to Colombian Empanadas.

Ají Picante is something that I can’t do without. I eat my soups, rice and stews with it, as well as some other Colombian dishes such as stuffed potatoes (papas rellenas) and Fried Chicken Pies (pasteles de pollo).

Colombian-Style Hot Sauce

There are many different variations of ají in Colombia, dependent on the region and personal recipes. Some of the recipes variations include Ají de Mani (peanut hot sauce), Ají de Huevo (hard boiled egg hot sauce), Aji Picante (traditional Colombian hot sauce), and this Ají de Aguacate (avocado hot sauce).

Ají de Aguacate (Colombian Hot Avocado Sauce)

Ají de Agucate is one of my favorite variations and is absolutely delicious with empanadas, grilled meats, salted potatoes (papa salada), fried green plantains (patacones) and plantain chips (platanitos).

Buen provecho!

Ají de Aguacate (Colombian Hot Avocado Sauce)



  • 2 avocados
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • Juice of two limes
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Process until the mixture is well combined.
  2. If the mixture is too thick, add more lime juice until you reach the desired consistency.
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 13, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Definitely a must-try! Looks so inviting!


2 Joanne July 13, 2013 at 11:06 AM

I’ve never heard of this condiment before but I know I’d LOVE the spice!


3 Ivy July 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

I love learning so much about Colombian cuisine. I have to try this one as I know I would love it.


4 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz July 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Oh wonderful avocados, this looks like a great recipe to add top dishes.


5 Chris July 22, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Pinning this to make later, I love the Aji I have had before even if it was a bit too spicy.


6 Vashti July 14, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Just made this last night and it’s delicious! Wonderful over pork, rice and beans. The raw onions in it made me a little woozy but the effect dissipates overnight.


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