Argentinian Tomato & Red Bell Pepper Salsa (Ensalada Criolla)

Argentinian cuisine favors less of the spicy heat than many of its neighboring countries. This pre-Hispanic salsa reflects that by using fresh red bell peppers, even though its Mexican twin uses jalapeno peppers.

Argentina Salsa Criolla

Ensalada Criolla- Argentinian Tomato Salsa

This Argentinian salsa is present at most Asados (barbeques) in Argentina. Its tangy crunch serves as a wonderful counterpoint to charred meats. Serve it as a dip for chips or as a side to grilled meats and poultry.
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Course: Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Argentina, South American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Small bowl


  • 2 large Red bell peppers, cored
  • 2 large Red onions
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes
  • 1 large Lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut onions and bell peppers into small dice. Quarter tomatoes, remove seed, and cut into small dice.
    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and add salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1545IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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