Salsa Roja (Salvadorian Tomato Sauce)

2
Servings
15m
Prep Time
15m
Cook Time
30m
Ready In


"This Salvadorian tomato sauce is often served with pupusas and curtido. Easy to make, and not too spicy. Makes 2 cups"

Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (216.8 g)
  • Calories 225.4
  • Total Fat - 20.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 13.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.4 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 42.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 41.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and pepper and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.

Step 2

Stir in the tomatoes and oregano and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool a bit.

Step 3

Puree the tomato sauce in a blender until smooth, adding a little water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste, then stir in the cilantro.

Tips & Variations


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