Good Idea: Aji de Gallina Salad

Aji de Gallina Salad
Key Lime Cumin Vinaigrette

What to do with flavorful left-over ingredients from the Classic Peruvian dish Aji de Gallina? Ingredients such as sliced chicken breast, aji de gallina sauce, hard-boiled quail egg, walnut, alphonso olive, shaved Parmesan, aji amarillo pepper, and diced potato? Add butter lettuce and a key lime cumin vinaigrette to make a fabulous Peruvian salad!

Aji de Gallina Salad. It is just perfect for dinner during this record setting heat wave upon us here in Southern California. To prepare this composed salad, arrange butter lettuce on a plate, top with the chilled left-over ingredients from the aji de gallina dish. Drizzle key lime cumin vinaigrette over entire salad. Spoon aji mayonnaise over the chicken breast. Garnish with thinly sliced aji amarillo pepper and chopped parsley.

Key Lime Cumin Vinaigrette
Combine one part fresh key lime juice with 3 parts olive oil in a small jar.
Add a minced shallot, about 1/4 t. ground cumin, salt & pepper to taste.
Shake well.

Aji Mayonnaise
Mix chilled aji de gallina sauce with prepared mayonnaise.

Aji Amarillo Pepper
The aji amarillo pepper is the most commonly used pepper in Peru.
It has a vibrant orange color and an aromatic fruity flavor with medium heat.

Aji de Gallina Salad
A chilled twist on the classic Peruvian dish!

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6 thoughts on “Good Idea: Aji de Gallina Salad”

  1. Won’t find the peppers here but that is too luscious to not “go for it.” That heat! L.A. friends were positng the temps every hour on Facebook. Salad daze indeed.

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