Salsa Criolla

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


3 cups

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
My family piles this versatile relish on sandwiches, chicken and even enchiladas! Prepare it the night before your party to avoid last-minute prep...and the let the flavors blend..


  • 1 large sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, sugar, salt and pepper. Pour over onion mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 28 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.