This Colombian seasoning sauce (aliños) it is the base of a lot of traditional dishes in Colombia.
Colombian Seasoning Sauce Recipe (Aliños)
- ½ medium green pepper chopped
- ½ medium red pepper chopped
- ½ medium onion chopped
- 4 scallions chopped
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 cup of water
- ½ tablespoon sazon with azafran or color
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process to make a paste.
- Transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Aliños Sauce is a seasoning mixture that my grandmother kept in her refrigerator all year-round. I use Colombian Aliños as a base in some of my recipes and to marinade meat or poultry. Store it in an airtight container in your fridge up to a month or place in the freezer in an ice cube tray like my mom used to do it, then storage the frozen aliños cubes in freezer bags and take every portion every time yo are going to use it.
What do you need to make Colombian Seasoning Sauce (Aliños)?
Green and red bell pepper, onion, scallions, cumin, garlic, salt and sazón with azafran or color. And a food processor or blender.
Some Recipes to use this Colombian seasoning sauce (aliños):
Colombian Style Bread Chicken (Chuleta de Pollo Apanada)
sus resetas son muibunas,gracias por colocarlsas.
waoh! I thought my father was crazy for wanting to cook food on an open fire here in states...now I know is part of our culture. I'm going to try to make sancocho for my niece who was born here, Wish me luck!
How did the sancocho turn out??
Followed all directions exactly, but didn't make a paste...rather watery. Hmmmm
It's not very thick, if you want it thicker add less water next time.
Is there an alternative to sazon? I dont want any MSG.
I'm pretty sure they sell sazon without MSG (to me it tastes like watered down sazon without MSG but to each their own). You can also make your own and omit the MSG and add extra salt.
I wanted to thank you for your recipes. Keep up the good work
Seems like all colombian households have this in their fridge!!!! It's the start to the majority of all my meals. I was made in Cartagena Colombia but born in the USA!!!!! So proud of my heritage!
Erica, I am married to a Colombian and wanted to find recipes to hopefully make for him (wish me luck!). Thank you so much for posting all of these great recipes. Merry Christmas to you!
I just wanted to share a tip for the aliños. Since it only lasts about a week in the fridge, many of us don't really use it all and end up just tossing it away. You can still make the same amount but whatever you have left you can just put in the freezer. What I do is use an ice cube tray and put a tablespoon in each cube. Whenever a recipe calls for it, you can just throw in as many aliños cubes as you need in the pot or melt them in the microwave.
Diana- Thank you for your tip!
Wow good tip
Gracias Erica, yo me chupo los dedos con todas tus recetas, se ven tan faciles!! Espero que el huracan no este cerquita tuyo , pues dices que vives en el Este.
hi, i have a quick question...do i have to use the sazon? is there another alternative. sazon is pure msg and i have a sensitivity to it. thank you
Christine- You can use achiote powder or color. Or just omit the sazón goya.
I make my own sazón Goya in a jar. I stopped using goya seasonings because they are not healthy at all. For color You can also use turmeric. My Colombian dishes still taste delicious.
How do you make your own?
Can I use Sofrito or Recaito in replacement of this?
Suzanne-It is different, but you can use sofrito.
Erica, when you say to use 4 scallions, do you mean four little pieces of the scallions that come in the bunch or 4 bunches? I made this and it is watery..not like a paste.
Cut the water in half, mine was also too watery.
Where can I find condiments from Colombia besides Sazzon .I love the comino in colombia where can I order online. I live in Houston Texas. Thank you.
There are a number of Colombian restaurants in Houston. In my experience there is often a food store adjacent or nearby. If neither is apparent go into the restaurant and ask.
Erika, at my in-law's house, in Cali, they make this salsa aliños, but they cook it in a little oil and once cooled, store in the freezer wrapped in foil.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. And Maryut, thank you for the tip on storing it.
What do you suggest to use instead of Sazon Goya? It's first ingredient is MSG and that is SO unhealthy! 🙁
An msg alt to sazón is made. Some stores carry it in MD and SC. It is by Badia and is called sazón tropical. It has been a good alternative.
What kind of peppers do you use? Are they like bell peppers or hot peppers? Can you please tell me the most specific name?
I also what to let you know that I absolutly LOVE THIS website I get recipes that my mother in law cooks from here and make them for my husband. I also put my own special ingredients and my husband now tells me I cook better than his mom. 😀 I feel so accomplished thank you!!!
My mom made aliños colombianos the same way. I love this site...the best traditional colombian food.
I was just wondering if you are able to link or post all recipes that will use this sauce? I have made and am looking through your website and trying to see which other recipes use this sauce, but it is taking time and I still have not found any. Or at least let me know what else I can use it for...I would just hate to waste it or have it sit in my freezer.
Hi Nelly, You can use it to make soups, stews or to marinade meats and poultry.I have some recipes with a link to aliños.
Hola Erica, Me encantan tus recetas. Para el aliño colombiano cocinas los vegetales?
How do I use triguisar?
Una pregunta por favor?? Que ingredientes tiene lis alinos o sazón Goya??
Thank you for all your recipes ! I live in the US and my mom lives in Colombia now so it’s nice to have a taste of home
Chimba de pagina. Ahora si voy a aprender a cocinar Colombian style
Can you freeze this sauce?
what kind of onion besides the long green onion? Red, White, Yellow?
yellow or white
I usually make the Puerto Rican version of this which they call ‘sofrito’ so glad to have found a Colombian version (which is my roots)!! I made it the other day and it was super delicious! Bye bye sofrito, hello aliños!! The only thing I did different is I did not add the water but instead drizzled some olive oil while it was blending. Thanks for the recipe!