Vegan Salchipapas (Peruvian Sausage & Potatoes)

Vegan Salchipapas (Peruvian Sausage & Potatoes)

So, Salchipapa was originally a street food in Lima, the capital city of Peru in South America.

Over the years, other neighbouring countries adopted the sausage (salchi) and potatoes (papas) recipe throughout Latin America and is now a typical dish within Ecuadorian and Bolivian cuisine.

It also keeps it’s street food routes burning in Peru to this day, as well as being picked up by the streets of Argentina.

Take a look at our vegan south american recipes page for more like this!

The range of the dish continues to expand and develop, so why should us vegans miss out?

Take a look at our take on a Peruvian favourite – a vegan Salchipapa, garnished in fresh parsley and of course, our beloved Aji Chilli Sauce (this stuff runs like water in Peru, probably).

For the “hot dogs”, we used our favourite Taifun Organic Weiner Frankfurters (which we bought from The Vegan Kind) that are also gluten-free (bonus!) – feel free to mix it up and use your favourite vegan hot dog sausages.

The potato fries are traditionally shallow fried in oil, but we opted to bake them for a healthier option!

Vegan Salchipapas (Peruvian Sausage & Fries)

Take a look at our vegan take on a traditional Peruvian Salchipapa (sausage and potatoes), smothered in a Peruvian favourite, Aji Chilli Sauce.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 101 kcal


  • 3 large potatoes sliced into fries
  • 4 large vegan hot dogs/weiners
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley for garnishing
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 serving Aji Chilli Sauce (see recipe notes)


  1. Wash and slice your potatoes in to thin fries (peel if you prefer your fries to be skinless). Cover with a bit of olive oil and seasonings (if desired).

  2. Place in a pre-heated oven on Gas Mark 7 (425 degrees F / 220 degrees C) and cook for 35 minutes (or until they look done!). 

  3. Slice your weiners into 2 inch slices. Add olive oil to a frying pan and cook your sausages for around 7 minutes, turning frequently.

  4. Add your cooked fries to the pan and mix it all up until combined well with the sausages. 

  5. Garnish with fresh parsley, Aji chilli sauce and serve!

Recipe Notes

  • Salchipapas is often served alongside ketchup, mayo, mustard and aji chilli sauce - feel free to do the same!
  • Find our Aji Chilli Sauce Recipe here.

Take a look at our Vegan Peruvian Recipes for more inspiration!

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