Salvadorian Sauce

Salsa de Tomate

As Erika Lopez and Herson Peraza from La Palma, El Salvador, taught Lindsay Sterling in Portland, ME. Photos and video by Lindsay Sterling.

Note: Salsa de tomate is a  tomato sauce for serving with taquitos and pupusas.
Cooking time: 15 min
Makes: enough for 8 pupusas


  • 1/4 onion
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube or 1 tsp Better than Bouillon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Goya  sazon con azafran or achiote for color (optional)


1. Blend all ingredients in blender.

2. Transfer sauce to a small pan.

3. Cook on medium until color darkens from pink to darker red.

4. Serve on the side of pupusas and/or drizzled on top of taquitos.