Recipe: Salsa criolla

Traditional tangy Peruvian salsa to serve with… anything!

Salsa criolla
Yield: 6 – 8 servings

Salsa criolla


  • 1 red onion
  • 4 limes
  • 2 small hot chilies (optional)
  • salt
  • coriander leaves


  1. Finely slice the onion.
  2. Optional but recommended: soak onion in cold water for a few hours, then drain in a strainer.
  3. Add lime juice, salt to taste, finely chopped chilies (if using) and finely chopped coriander leaves. Chill in the fridge until serving.

6 thoughts on “Recipe: Salsa criolla

  1. Thank you for the recipe!!

  2. This is great for summer bbq’s. Can definitely serve this with some pita chips.

  3. Are there foods/dishes that this salsa is typically paired with or is it, as you say, for anything?

    1. Usually tacu tacu (rice and beans), arroz con pollo (rice with coriander and chicken), arroz con pato (rice with coriander and duck), pan con chicharron y camote (fried pork & sweet potato sandwich), tamales, fried fish served with rice, etc.

  4. This would add so much flavoursome tang to so many dishes, thanks for sharing the great recipe!

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