An overhead shot of spicy green peruvian sauce on a tray with slices of bread at the side

Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce

This 5-ingredient sauce is the perfect 5-minute party appetizer! It's got a great kick, and is the perfect dip or sandwich spread!

Course Dip, Sauce, Spread
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Peruvian, Vegan
Keyword easy sauce, quick sauce recipe, vegan sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 150 kcal
Author Anjali Lalani


  • 1 whole iceburg lettuce
  • 2-3 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 2 serrano peppers , stems removed and de-seeded
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teasp salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cut the iceburg lettuce into large pieces so it fits in the blender.
  2. Add all the ingredients into a blender (such as a Vitamix).
  3. Blend and puree until it becomes a smooth thick sauce. Use a Tamper to push down the ingredients in the Vitamix if using.
  4. Adjust the amount of salt and lemon juice if needed. For more or less spice, adjust the amount of serrano peppers.
  5. Chill the sauce for about an hour and store in the fridge.
  6. Use it as a dip with french bread, drizzle it over tacos or burritos, or spread it on a sandwich ! The options are endless.

Recipe Notes

This sauce freezes well. Simply take it out of the freezer the day before you're ready to use it, give it a quick whirl in the blender to get the consistency back.


Uses - Dip into it with some toasted bread or veggies or spread it on your favorite sandwich.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Peruvian Green Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 887mg 37%
Potassium 217mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 14.1%
Vitamin C 11.4%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 3.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.