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Peruvian Causa Juanita Recipe

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time40 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 10 boiled potatoes and peeled
 1 cup vegetable oil
 1 big red onion, diced small
 2 cans of tuna drained (5 ounce)
 ¾ cup mayonnaise, divided
 2 bigs avocado peeled and cut in slices, preference thin strips
 4 boiled eggs, cut thinly slices
 4 tbsp minced aji amarillo
 Salt and black pepper to taste
 6 Green Lemons cut in half

bring to a boil potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 18 - 25 minutes.


Put aji amarillo (yellow chili) in a blender with 1/2 cup of water to blend and mix good until have a cream. Squeeze the 6 lemons into a cup. Set aside


Mash potatoes with hand or a ricer mixer until smooth. Little by little stir in oil until potatoes come together; add aji amarillo cream, salt and lemon juice, and pepper. Cool potato mixture in the refrigerator, about 20 minutes.


Stir tuna, diced onion and 1/4 cup mayonnaise together in a bowl.


Use a rectangular glass bowl. Drop a litlle oil and Spread 1/2 potato mixture on the bottom of the dish. Spread 2 tablespoons mayonnaise over the potatoes, then spread the tuna mixture over the mayonnaise, finally place the avocado slices in a single layer on top of the tuna mixture. After that Spread the remaining 1/2 of potato mixture over the avocados, and top with remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise.


Place sliced eggs over the top. Cover casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.


Another variation consist in decorate with boiled shrimps and scallops avoiding boiled egg. Cut the causa in squares to serve in dishes, this is a delicious starter plate from Peruvian cuisine

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 533
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34.4g53%
Cholesterol 94.2mg32%
Sodium 133.9mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 43.1g15%
Protein 15.9g32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.