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No problem! Some quick background on the concept: I love to cook and realized that I often had to adjust my meal plan to accomodate for for my friends and family with dietary requirements when they joined me for a meal.  More often than not, I didn’t know how to modify my recipe to address their dietary needs which launched me into some deep research and left me with a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt that I was preparing the recipe the right way for my guest.  A concept that I now call Meal Planning FUD [fear, uncertainty and doubt]. To combat Meal Planning FUD each of my recipes has eight variations which covers everything from vegetarian to Kosher to gluten-free so that you can cut the Meal Planning FUD out of your life and feel comfortable serving the recipe to a variety of guests. Check out the SooN Cooking About page for the complete details.

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Critical Information

Serves: 6-8 | Prep: 0 minutes | Cook: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes

Suggested Hardware


  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Butter

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#1: Combine Ingredients

Combine the ingredients in the pot.


#2: Cook

Bring mixture to boil 3-5 minutes. Cook on medium high [setting 5/10] for 10 minutes, mixing often.


#3: Finish and Serve

Salsa Sauce is a great way to finish Pork Carnitas, Steak Tacos, Huevos Rancheros and Prawns.



The Original is pretty fast. That said, if you don’t have time to make the Classic Salsa recipe — all you need is any store bought fresh red salsa. You can elevate it to Simple Salsa Sauce status by adding butter to it and following the Original directions.


The Original recipe is Vegetarian.

Not familiar with a Vegetarian diet? Learn more using the SooN LIVING Dietary Requirements Decoder.


Make sure to use Kosher certified products when serving [recipe name] to someone who keeps Kosher.

The Original recipe is Kosher.

Not familiar with a Kosher diet? Learn more using the SooN LIVING Dietary Requirements Decoder.


Make sure to use Halal certified products when serving when serving [recipe name] to someone who keeps Halal.

The Original recipe is Halal.

Not familiar with a Halal diet? Learn more using the SooN LIVING Dietary Requirements Decoder.


Make sure none of the ingredients used to make the stock have gluten in them.

The Original recipe is safe for the Celiac diet.

Not familiar with a Celiac diet? Learn more using the SooN LIVING Dietary Requirements Decoder.

for One

Simple Salsa Sauce is a great way to eliminate salsa waste. After following the for One Classic Salsa recipe you should have enough to cover your snacking needs and make this sauce. I suggest 1 TBS of butter for every 1/4 cup of salsa. 

for Kids

It took some convincing, but once my kiddos were willing to try the salsa sauce, they discovered how much they like it. It took about 10 attempts so keep trying if they haven’t come around yet!

Behind the Scenes

the SooN COOKING origin story

Dear SooN Cooks of the internet,

Similar to the Classic Salsa recipe, 1000% of the credit goes to San Carlos Restaurant. While it is not exactly Beef Wellington — the directions here are my attempt to copycat what the restaurant calls Santa Fe Sauce.

Let me know what you think in the comments section!





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