Aji Huacatay Hot Pepper Paste
  • Made with aji amarillo pepper and huacatay herb
  • Spicy, aromatic flavor
  • Use are marinade for meats and fish
  • Size - 10.5 oz/297.6 g

Aji amarillo peppers and huacatay, an Andean herb similar to mint and basil, are combined in this rich, spicy sauce. Its bold, unique flavor is perfect on its own as a spread or with meat and seafood dishes.

Huacatay, or Tagetes minuta, is an herb that grows in the Andean countryside of Peru and Bolivia. Sometimes called black mint, huacatay is related to tarragon and marigold but its pungent aroma is similar to mint and basil.

Huacatay has been a part of the Peruvian and Bolivian cultures since Incan times and it is still one of the first herbs chosen to enhance dishes in these regions.

Made by Doña Isabel, Aji Huacatay is a combination of aji amarillo yellow peppers and huacatay. Aji amarillo peppers have a spicy yet sweet flavor and are also one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cuisine.

This spicy, flavorful sauce is a great choice for many types of dishes. Use it alone as a spread or mix it with chopped tomato and onion for a sauce with true Andean flavor. It's also wonderful spicy, aromatic marinade for meats and fish.

Refrigerate after opening.


Yellow hot pepper, vegetable oil, black mint, salt, garlic, black pepper, citric acid and sodium benzoate as preservative.

Nutritional Information

Serving size 1 tablespoon (14g). Servings per container 21. Calories 13. Fat calories 0. Total Fat 0g (0%), Trans Fat 0g (0%), Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Sodium 244 mg (10%), Total Carbohydrate 0g (0%), Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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