Originated in southern Peru in the Arequipa province, Salsa Ocopa is similar in texture to Salsa Huancaina and traditionally as well served with boiled potatoes. But its flavor is very different. Principal ingredient of Salsa Ocopa is the herb Huacatay (Peruvian black mint) which gives the sauce a unique, delicious taste.
Other ingredients include fresh white cheese (queso fresco), onions, aji amarillo (Peruvian yellow chili) and milk.
Ocopa sauce is ideal to accompany meat dishes, potatoes, pastas and fried foods like tequeños, fried yucca or others.