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