Colombians love fast food and one of the main reasons is because they love putting all kinds of sauces on top of their burgers or hot dogs. A few years ago I posted a few recipes for some of the most famous sauces used in Colombia, but since the list of all those different kinds of sauces is pretty much endless, I decided to post a few more this year.
The first sauce is a very basic one that is usually served with salted potatoes and it’s incredibly delicious. The BBQ ketchup is a twist on regular ketchup that I usually serve whenever I make anything made with BBQ sauce. And the last sauce was a complete mystery to me because I had never heard of it until I posted the recipe to make tartar sauce.
Once I posted that recipe, people started asking me if I knew how to make sweet tartar sauce with pineapple. I was totally confused because I had never seen a sweet tartar sauce. Then, during my trip to Colombia last year, I spotted it at one of the many fast food stands I came across and asked how it was made. Turns out it’s a pineapple flavored mayonnaise with carrots and cilantro that for some odd reason is called “tartar sauce” in Colombia.
- 1 cup (120 g) mayonnaise
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp mustard
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp salt or to taste
- ½ bunch cilantro (about 1 cup)
- ½ cup (120 g) ketchup
- ¼ cup BBQ (60 g) sauce
- 2-3 tsp brown sugar
- ½ cup (120 g) mayonnaise
- ¼ cup (60 g) pineapple sauce
- 1 tbsp orange juice
- 2 tbsp grated carrot
- ¼ cup (3-4 tbsp) finely chopped cilantro (you can also use parsley)
- A pinch salt or to taste
- Place the 1 cup of mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, white vinegar, mustard, cumin, salt and cilantro in a food processor and blend well.
- Mix the ketchup, BBQ sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.
- Mix the ½ cup of mayo, pineapple sauce, orange juice, grated carrot, cilantro and salt in a small bowl. Pour the sauce in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. If you want a thicker consistency, you can add more mayo and less orange juice.