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Causa Limeña

  • Cook time: 5 min
  • Servers: 4
  • Skill level: Medium

This serves four people.


What do you need?

Potato Layer:

  • 2lbs of cooked yellow potatoes
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ¼ cup of lime juice


  • 3 tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp of lime juice
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp of minced parsley
  • Cooked shredded chicken / one can of tuna / cooked shrimps

Step by step method

Step 1

Mash potatoes to a puree and mix with olive oil and lemon juice until smooth.

Step 2

Mix your protein of choice with the mayonnaise, lime juice and parsley.

Step 3

Fill a pastry ring or similar round shape (you can also form the potato with your hands) with the potato puree to create a 1inch high disk of potato. Repeat the process, you will need two disks per causa.

Step 4

Layer your filling onto one of the potato discs, smooth out and top with sliced avocado and the second potato disk.

Step 5

Garnish with the Peruvian Olives from your Peruvian Food Experience and enjoy!

Tips & variations

If you like a bit of spice, add some of the Ají Amarillo Paste from your Peruvian Food Experience to the potato mixture!