Salsa Criolla

Salsa Criolla

This popular Peruvian condiment requires only five ingredients, but it’s bursting with flavor. Slivered onions and fresh peppers are marinated in fresh lime juice to create a tangy and spicy relish. Traditionally, the salsa is made with fresh aji amarillo chiles, which can be difficult to find; luckily, a combination of orange bell pepper and serrano chiles deliver similar flavor, color and heat. (For a milder salsa, remove the seeds from the serrano before using.) Most often served with arroz con pollo, this bright relish is also a perfect accompaniment to roasted chicken, and makes a great topping on tacos and sandwiches. The salsa can be refrigerated for 3 days.
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  • Serves: 3 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a medium bowl, combine the onion, bell pepper, serrano chile, lime juice and cilantro, and mix well. Season to taste with salt.