This is my first Chilean recipe and will not be my last! I’m proud to admit: the credit goes directly to my man’s mom. She let me in on her Chilean Salsa Recipe while we were visiting Chile last summer. So, this recipe is a shout out to her. She’s not only a great woman, she’s a brilliant cook and a wonderful hostess!
I absolutely love Chilean style food! Most Chilean meals are on the healthy side and easy on the wallet too! A lot of the traditional dishes use a lot of lemon and olive oil, simplistic and delicious.We’ve adopted a lot of the side dishes at home alongside a protein for weeknight dinners. Especially this Chilean salsa recipe! It’s great with meat, especially a simply grilled chicken breast or homemade empanadas. Also a great appetizer salsa, it’ll wow your guests!
Chilean Salsa Recipe
In Chile this salsa is called Pebre. There’s variations of the salsa, like adding vinegar, garlic or green onion. I kept it to his mothers standards and added parsley. I would have never thought to use parsley in a Spanish style salsa, but it really works. In fact, I didn’t even really like parsley until his mom got me hooked on it. You still use traditional cilantro, but the extra kick from the parsley really elevates this salsa to another flavor town.
As far as garlic, to me it’s optional. Especially when making it for a crowd.
The Secret Ingredient
Aji is typically known as a hot pepper in latin culture and it’s a game changer in salsa! Amigo Foods is a great source to order latin food and drinks online that you can’t seem to locate on Amazon (I know, I tried). Aji Chileno Crema is the one you’ll want to order and probably a bunch of other fun stuff from that website! It’s the best way to get the secret ingredient, unless you’re willing to fly to Chile and bring some home. I’ll use any good excuse to travel (even for sauce).
They also have a hot pepper packet (if it’s in stock) that is great in this recipe too.
There’s so much more flavor than just a typical chopped salsa and it’ll last in the fridge for a few days too. I’d never had anything like it until I was personally introduced to the salsa in Chile and stood over a lovely Chilean mother and learned step by step.
Hope you enjoy it!
Chilean Salsa Recipe
A twist on a typical chopped salsa that will have your friends and family begging for more! The addition of a Chilean Sauce and parsley take this salsa to another level.
- 4 tbsp Aji Chileno Crema
- 3 Ripe Tomatoes (Roma or Beefsteak preferred)
- 1-2 Jalapeños Minced
- 1/2 Red or White Onion Finely Chopped
- 1/2 tsp Lime Juice
- 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1/4 cup Cilantro Leaves Finely Chopped
- 1/8 cup Parsley Leaves Finely Chopped
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Chop all necessary ingredients and place in mixing bowl.
Add lemon and lime juice and Aji Chileno Crema and gently stir.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper, mix again and serve!