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Criolla Sauce

Criolla is a traditional sauce that is delicious with a variety of grilled meats. This recipe was created to accompany Bife de Chorizo with Hearts of Palm Salad.


  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped

  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 3 tablespoons yellow banana ring peppers (about a palmful), drained and roughly chopped

  • 1 green or red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves removed and chopped

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 1 clove garlic, grated


In a medium size mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and toss. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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