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Aliños Colombianos (Seasoning Paste) – My Colombian Recipes

This seasoning sauce (aliños) is the base of a lot of traditional and popular dishes in Colombia. It’s flavorful, easy to make and versatile.

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What is Aliños Sauce?

It is a seasoning mixture made with vegetables and spices that my grandmother kept in her refrigerator all year-round. Every person and region has its own variation, I am sharing my family recipe.

I use Colombian Aliños as a base in some of my recipes and to marinade meat, seafood and poultry.

Ingredients to Make Aliños

The printable recipe card with exact amounts and directions is below. Some people like to add fresh cilantro to their sauce, feel free to add it if you like.

Bell Pepper: I like to use a combination of green and red pepper for flavor and color.

Onion: You can use yellow or white onion.

Scallions: I love the flavor.

Garlic: Adds that extra flavor to the sauce.

Spices: Ground cumin and sazón with azafran or color.

Water: You can add less water for a thicker sauce.

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How to Make Aliños Sauce

  • 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.

How to Store

Place 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.

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Recipes to Colombian Aliños

Colombian Style Bread Chicken (Chuleta de Pollo Apanada)

Rice and Pork Soup

Beef Lentils Soup

Colombian Style Beans

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Colombian Seasoning Sauce Recipe (Aliños)

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 20 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Course Sauce

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 2 cups

Calories 40 kcal


  • 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


*Add less water if you want a thicker sauce.


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1288IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg

Keyword basics, colombian recipe

About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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