This Pineapple Hot Sauce recipe is a spicy sauce made with pineapple, hot chile peppers, lime juice, vinegar, scallions and cilantro. Ají de Piña is a traditional sauce from Popayán, a beautiful and historical city located in southwestern Colombia and the capital of the Cauca department.
Ají de Piña is usually served with tamales de pipian, empanadas de pipian and grilled meats among others. I love the combination of textures and flavors of this Pineapple Hot Sauce.
Ají de Piña (Pineapple Hot Sauce)
- 1 habanero pepper, chili pepper or ají
- 1 ½ cups grated pineapple
- 1 scallion finely chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning to your taste.
is it possible to can this recipe for long shelf life?
I don't know. I usually keep it in the fridge for a week.
Hi! This is a great recipe.
I am wondering what the vinegar does for it. I tasted it with but put it in anyway. Is there a chemical reaction that happens or ???? The salsa tasted more pineapply (yes its a word cause i made it up 😉 )without the vinegar. It's good with it but I also just made it so the flavours haven't married yet.
Looks beautiful too! Can't wait to try it with my grilled fish for dinner!!!!
I don't know. We use vinegar in most Colombian ají recipes.