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sauce, or dressing, or a condiment

Salsa generally means sauce as in English, as well as salad dressing.

salsa agresta: sour grapes with saffron, sugar and breadcrumbs, used with fried foods; now rare (Liguria)

salsa agrodolce: sweet sour sauce

salsa brun: same as salsa spagnola (see below)

salsa inglesa: Worcestershire sauce

salsa di mirtillo: cranberry sauce

salsadi noci: Ligurian walnut sauce, made with walnuts pounded with butter, cream, olive oil, and Parmesan, used on pansotti

salsa olandese: hollandaise sauce

salsa piccante: hot sauce

salsa rosa: cocktail sauce, or mayonnaise with tomatoes and yoghurt.

salsa rubra: ketchup (most Italians now say ketchup, however)

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