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Pronunciation: [SAHL-sah]

Categories: Salsa

The Mexican and Spanish word for "sauce," which can signify cooked or fresh mixtures. Salsa cruda is "uncooked salsa"; salsa verde is "green salsa," which is typically based on tomatillos, green cilantro. Salsas can range in spiciness from mild to mouth-searing. Fresh salsas are located in a market's refrigerated section. At home, they should be tightly covered and refrigerated for up to five days. Unopened cooked salsas can be stored at room temperature for 6 months; once opened, refrigerate them for up to one month.