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Salsa Roja (Salvadoran Tomato Sauce)

Don't let the name fool you! This is not the salsa that you know - the chunky dipping sauce that you may have with nachos. Salsa roja, a simple yet flavorful Salvadoran cooked tomato sauce. It is often served as a dip alongside other traditional South American dishes, such as pupusas and curtido. It is a lot like tomato sauce. Enjoy!

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  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and chile and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and oregano and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool a bit.
  • Puree the tomato sauce in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth, adding a little water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste, stir in cilantro if using and serve.
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"Don't let the name fool you! This is not the salsa that you know - the chunky dipping sauce that you may have with nachos. Salsa roja, a simple yet flavorful Salvadoran cooked tomato sauce. It is often served as a dip alongside other traditional South American dishes, such as pupusas and curtido. It is a lot like tomato sauce. Enjoy!"
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  1. weekend cooker
    Though this a different dip I would make, I tried this with Nachos during the game tonight, and made a 1/2 cup for the 4 of us, Great flavors here especially the onion and cilantro as this was a nice nighttime/evening little snack for ustonight. Made for Market Tag.
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  2. Nif_H
    Don't let the name fool you! This is not the salsa that you know - the chunky dipping sauce that you may have with nachos. Salsa roja, a simple yet flavorful Salvadoran cooked tomato sauce. It is often served as a dip alongside other traditional South American dishes, such as pupusas and curtido. It is a lot like tomato sauce. Enjoy!
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