Bolivian salsa called Llajua or llaajwa is a quick to make spicy salsa that would normally be made with two ingredients that I could not find locally. The first is a pepper called Locoto, this is a pretty spicy chile that has black seeds and the other ingredient is called Quillquiña, this is a green that is somewhat similar to cilantro but has a unique taste and bitterness. I substituted jalapenos for the locoto chile and cilantro for the Quillquiña. The result was a lovely spicy salsa that is always found on Bolivian tables.
Llajua or LLajwa (A Spicy Bolivian Salsa)
- 2 large jalapenos minced if you don't like it too spicy, remove the seeds.
- 2 large tomatoes diced finely
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon red onion minced finely
- Mix all ingredients together and add salt to taste.
- You could also put the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Serve as a condiment to any Bolivian recipe
learning to make food things has brought a lot of very cool people into my life ,I love it and this idea of yours is great.
thanks for the invite
Darlene at International Cuisine
Happy to have you along William!