Peruvian Onion Salsa
4 servings (1/2 cup per serving)
- This recipe is a Peruvian version of Onion Salsa or Salsa Criolla. It is an onion- and aji-based sauce found at the center of most Peruvian tables. Used as a condiment for all meats, seafood, and vegetables, it’s the perfect accompaniment to ceviches and the famous potato appetizer, Papas a la Huancaína.
- 1 medium red or yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced into half moons
- 1 to 2 hot yellow Peruvian peppers (ajíes amarillos) or jalapeños, seeded and finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley leaves
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon each salt and fresh ground black pepper
Combine onion, peppers, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, salt and black pepper in small bowl. Cover; refrigerate for up to one day.