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Salvadorian: Salsa Roja April 2, 2012

Filed under: Recipes,Salvadorian,Starters — multiculturalfamilyrecipes @ 10:15 pm


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno chile pepper
  • 2 cups tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • salt and pepper- to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium flame. Add the onion, garlic and chile and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and oregano and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool a bit.
  3. Puree the tomato sauce in a blender until smooth, adding a little water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir in cilantro.

Story: One of my favorite sauces!!!


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