A Costa Rican condiment popular amongst the locals, find a bottle in every restaurant.

Lizano Sauce from Costa Rica

  • Author: Tina
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Costa Rican


A Costa Rican condiment.


2 dried Guajillo chiles
1.5 cups vegetable broth
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 carrot chopped
2 Tbs white sugar
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs white vinegar
1 Tbs ground cumin
2 tsp salt
1 Tbs molasses


Soak chiles in water for 30 minutes then remove stem and seeds.
Place all ingredients into food processor or blender and blend well, sauce will be liquid with diced chunks.
Enjoy with eggs, rice, beans, fish, cheese, curries, and as a marinade for meat.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 20