Margarita's International Recipes


Salsa de Maní

Ecuadorian Peanut Sauce

This peanut sauce is traditionally served with llampingachos. The sauce was better :-)

Salsa de Maní


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 2 - 4 Tbsp. water
  • salt & pepper to taste


Heat butter over medium heat on a small to medium pan or skillet. Once melted add the onion and saute until it starts to brown. Add the jalapeno and tomato and cook over medium-low heat until the sauce becomes mushy. Mix in the peanut butter. Add water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until the sauce has the consistency you like. Adjust seasoning and serve.

Adapted from a recipe in Barbara Karoff's South American Cooking: Foods and Feasts from the New World.

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