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Hogao (Colombian Creole Sauce) – My Colombian Recipes

Hogao is a traditional Colombian Creole sauce made with tomatoes, onions, scallions and spices. It’s the base of many popular Colombian dishes.

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It is one of the most traditional Colombian seasoning sauces. we used home 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.

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Hogao Recipe (Colombian Creole Sauce)

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 5 mins

cook time fifteen mins

total time twenty mins

course Appetizer, Willow

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 2 cups

calories 244 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • one cup chopped scallions
  • one clove garlic minced
  • one teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon jumped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups say 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.


*Keep in the fridge in a sealed container up to 1 week.


calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gfat: twenty-onegSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: onegsodium: 325mgpotassium: 616mgFiber: 4gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 794UIVitamin C: 32mgcalcium: 124mgIron: 4mg

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 home the way my grandmother taught me as indicated in this recipe.

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More Colombian Sauces recipes I may want to try:

Colombian Dressings

Garlic Sauce (Garlic Sauce)

Pink Sauce

Avocado Sauce (Avocado Sauce)

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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