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Difference between a salsa, a salad dressing and a sauce.

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Difference between a salsa, a salad dressing and a sauce.

Hank Hanover | | Aug 4, 2010 06:59 AM

What is the difference between a salsa, a salad dressing and a sauce? If these dishes are poured over chicken or fish, they are usually called salsas. Certainly if they are poured over a salad, they are a dressing although I have seen salsas with components that resembled salads.

They often have olive oil and lemon juice. Certainly not always oil. Most of the time they have citrus juice of some sort. I assume to prevent browning and impart a fresh taste. Some of the newer ones have fruits such as peaches or mangoes or melons.

How does someone determine if they are a salsa or a dressing or a sauce or even a salad?

Is this just semantics?

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