Hogao is a traditional Colombian creole sauce made with tomatoes, onions, scallions and spices. It's the base of many popular Colombian dishes.
What is Colombian Hogao?
It is one of the most traditional Colombian seasoning sauces. We use Hogao as a base for many typical Colombian dishes or just as a dipping sauce for Pátacones, Platanitos and Yuca frita or just as a topping for arepas.
Hogao Recipe (Colombian Creole Sauce)
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped scallions
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 cups diced tomato
- Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the tomatoes, scallions, garlic, ground cumin and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring until softened.
- Reduce the heat to low, add the salt and , cook for 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened. Check and adjust the seasoning.
This Colombian Hogao recipe is made with tomatoes, garlic, onions or scallions, oil, cumin, salt and pepper. I keep it refrigerated up to 1 week in a sealed container.
In Colombia you will find different versions of this sauce depending on the region and the cook. I prepare this hogao the way my grandmother taught me as indicated in this recipe.
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