Aji Salsa

Colombian households have their own favorite version of this salsa, which gives the soup a bright burst of flavor. In lieu of hot pepper sauce, you can use 4 red chili peppers, finely chopped. Adjust the spiciness to your family’s preferences. You can chop ingredients using a knife or throw everything into a food processor.

In a medium bowl, combine the cilantro, scallions, hot pepper sauce or chili peppers, tomatoes, water and salt to taste. The mixture should taste like a salsa but with a more liquid consistency. If not using right away, cover and refrigerate.