Tomato-Pepper Sauce (Saltsa me ntomata kai piperia)

This sauce is perfect on grilled, baked, or broiled chicken or fish. It’s also good on french fries. Extra sauce freezes beautifully. In fact, I’ll make a batch of this when I have peppers and tomatoes to use up, then I just freeze it.


10 anaheim peppers ( ~ 1 1/4 lbs), chopped
4 large onions (~ 2 lbs), chopped
8 tomatoes (~3 1/2 lbs), grated or pureed.
8 cloves garlic, sliced or roughly chopped
5 TB oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Cook It!

Heat oil in large pot, add onions, peppers, and garlic.

Saute peppers and onions for greek recipe saltsa me ntomata kai piperia.

Saute until soft and well-cooked, but not golden, about 10-20 minutes. Add tomato puree, salt, and pepper.

Pour tomatoes into peppers and onions for greek recipe saltsa me ntomata kai piperia.

Simmer vigorously for about 30 minutes.

Simmer the tomato pepper sauce for greek recipe saltsa me ntomata kai piperia.

Spoon the sauce over chicken, fish, or fries, or freeze the sauce.


  1. Comment by History of Greek Food

    It’s also great served over a piece of grilled bread.Perfect for a summer table!

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  2. Comment by James

    Mmm did someone just say french fries?

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  3. Comment by Lulu

    @1 Great idea!

    @2 Hey James! I just learned a new method of making french fries where you start them in room temperature oil. Needless to say I’ve been eating french fries till they come out my ears, not so much because I want to eat french fries every day, but just to sort of explore and practice the method.

  4. Comment by Cheryl

    A perfectly simple sauce that goes well with everything! Sounds delicious Lulu! You’ve been missed!

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  5. Comment by Lulu

    Thanks, Cheryl!

  6. Comment by FoodJunkie

    Ah, Lulu, welcome, welcome! Lovely summer sauce.

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  7. Comment by Lulu

    Hi FoodJunkie! I’m coming over to check out your vodka sauce right now!

  8. Comment by manju

    Mmmm, like the Anaheim peppers here instead of bell peppers — this sounds yummy! Looking forward to your new french fry method post, too. : )

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  9. Comment by Lulu

    @Manju – That’s right! I forgot that I meant to do a post about them. Good excuse to make some. :-)

  10. Comment by Nyx Washi

    Really nice looking sauce. I’ll give it a try soon.

    Nyx Washi

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  12. Comment by Mike Persen

    Hello. Looks like this sauce recipe is really tasty easy enough for me to try to cook it myself. My wife would be surprised =)

  13. Comment by Kathy Ackerman

    It looks like it might be good on pizza. Have you tried it?

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