Use less text on mobile! Announcement: Closure of AREPAS “Latin American Corn Snack” Effective from December 15, 2023
Home / Arepa Recipes / Tomato sauce with arepas
Tomato sauce with arepas

Tomato sauce with arepas

Tomato sauce "Hogao" with arepas is a simple way to add some zing into your lunch routines. This traditional Colombia meal is great to share with friends and family.

To see how you can add a native dish to your routine check below to see how it is done.

Serving:  6 Classic/White Arepas


How Long: 

20 minutes


What you’ll need:

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped spring onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups diced tomato
  • 1 packet of classic/white arepas


What to do:

  1. Toast the arepas in the toaster or on the grill
  2. Heat oil in a saucepan, add the tomatoes, spring onion, garlic, ground cumin and cook gently for 10 minutes, stirring until softened.
  3. 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.
  4. serve warm on top of the arepas and enjoy!


This meal is one you will keep coming back to with its simplicity and unforgettable tastes.

For more traditional meal ideas from Latin America connect with us on Facebook and Instagram


Hogao Recipe Source:


Leave a comment