*Guest post by Ileana of (@healthytastybites)!*
Hogao (Colombian Creole Sauce) is a simple and savory and versatile compliment to so many foods. A variant of the beloved sofrito, with the addition of some delicious scallions, it is one of the most traditional seasoning sauces in Colombia. We use it as a base for many typical dishes, and also as a dipping sauce for tostones, arepas and yuca fries. We suggest making a batch, saving it in the fridge, and whenever breakfast, lunch or dinner calls for a hit of fresh flavor, give it a spoonful. Enjoy our recipe below!
~ HOGAO (COLUMBIAN CREOLE SAUCE) ~
- 3 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 2 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
- 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 scallions, finely chopped
- 1/3 cup green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Loisa Organic Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Loisa Organic Sazón
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Sea Salt & Black Pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a skillet, add the red onions, tomatoes, scallions, garlic, green pepper, Loisa Organic Cumin, Loisa Sazón and cook gently for about 15 minutes, stirring until softened.
- Reduce the heat to low, add the cilantro, salt and pepper, and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened. Check and adjust the seasoning.
- Enjoy enjoy, in so many ways!