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Passion Fruit Leche de Tigre

Leche de tigre is a classic Peruvian sauce used to make ceviche. Chef Virgilio’s version is bright, vegetal, and thanks to the addition of passion fruit, just a little bit sweet. We love to serve with with quickly-poached shrimp, avocado slices, and some peppery greens, but it also makes a delicious salad dressing.

Serves 4

¼ cup minced white onion

2 small celery stalks, roughly chopped

1 medium garlic clove, roughly chopped

1-inch nub ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro (leaves and stems)

¼ cup lemon juice

½ cup fresh passion fruit juice

salt to taste

3 tablespoons olive oil

1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a powerful blender and blitz until smooth.

2. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and season with salt to taste.

3. Slowly whisk in the olive oil.