Sauces, Condiments and Dips

Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

11 comments February 11, 2014
Salsa de Ajo (Garlic Sauce)

Salsa de Ajo is a popular and simple Colombian sauce made with a mixture of mayonnaise, fresh garlic, lime juice and cilantro. In Colombia this garlic sauce is used as a dip for patacones (fried green plantains), plantains chips, French fries and yuca fries, and as a topping for mazorca dresgranada (a corn and cheese […]

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Homemade Powdered Seasoning

11 comments January 28, 2014
Homemade Powdered Seasoning

I have used store-bought packets of seasoning ever since I started cooking Colombian food. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with these seasoning packets other than they include ingredients that I can’t even pronounce! I have been loyal to a couple of brands for years. In Colombia, I used Triguisar and here in the United […]

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Sunday Salsa

7 comments October 27, 2013
Sunday Salsa

Today I am sharing with you the second recipe from the “New Southwest Cookbook Spotlight Event“, hosted by Girlichef. If you missed the first recipe I made, here’s the post for the delicious Mushrooms and Leek Migas. This week we were able to choose our own recipe from the book. When I got this book […]

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Ají de Aguacate (Colombian Hot Avocado Sauce)

6 comments July 12, 2013
Ají de Aguacate (Colombian Hot Avocado Sauce)

Ají Picante is one of the most popular condiments in Colombian cuisine and is a must accompaniment to Colombian Empanadas. Ají Picante is something that I can’t do without. I eat my soups, rice and stews with it, as well as some other Colombian dishes such as stuffed potatoes (papas rellenas) and Fried Chicken Pies […]

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How to make Dulce de Leche or Arequipe in the Oven

20 comments May 1, 2013
How to make Dulce de Leche or Arequipe in the Oven

Today I want to share a quick and simple recipe for Dulce de Leche, or Arequipe, in the oven. I’ve been a huge fan of this delicious and creamy Latin dessert for as long as I can remember. I usually have a jar in my fridge for recipes, or to eat by the spoonful By […]

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How to make Pulpa de Tamarindo (Tamarind Pulp)

19 comments November 13, 2012
How to make Pulpa de Tamarindo (Tamarind Pulp)

Tamarind is a sweet and sour fruit very popular in Colombian cuisine. We use it to make tamarind juice (jugo de tamarindo), desserts and sauces for savory dishes. I find dried tamarind at Hispanic markets in the US, sold either in their pods or in blocks with seeds. I usually buy the blocks, so I […]

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Hummus de Aguacate y Limón (Avocado and Lime Hummus)

12 comments May 22, 2012
(Avocado and Lime Hummus)

Hola Everyone, Classic Hummus is one of my favorite dips and I love making my own variations of it. This Avocado Hummus is creamy and tangy, and the perfect snack or appetizer served with plantain chips. You can also add this hummus to roasted vegetables, spread it on bread to make a sandwich, or even […]

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