Salvadoran Pupusas a Crowd Pleaser

La Salvadorena serves up the tasty traditional Salvadoran fare.

The Watsonville Certified Farmers Market is well known for its wide array of delicious—and multi-cultural—prepared foods. One of the most popular prepared food stands at the market is La Salvadorena.

La Salvadorena serves tacos, tamales, and other traditional Salvadoran fare. Hands down, the most popular dish that La Salvadorena offers are the pupusas. Pupusas are thick corn masa tortillas filled with a thin layer of either beans and cheese, cheese, or a finely-shredded pork called chicharrón. Served with a spicy cabbage slaw and pureed red salsa, these Salvadoran treats are heavenly.

“The pupusas are amazing,” says Nancy Gammons, the Watsonville Certified Farmers Market director. “There is always a big crowd out in front of La Salvadorena.”

La Salvadorena provides tables for their customer’s convenience; however, pupusas are perfect to-go food. Devotees easily eat up their pupusas while browsing the produce aisles or enjoying live music from the grass. Once you try them, you'll be back for more!

Also at the market this week: broccoli, cauliflower, green and yellow beans, cabbage, carrots, peas, potatoes, tomatoes and so much more!

Shopping at the farmers market is a wonderful way to connect with your community, support local farmers, and eat seasonally.

The Watsonville Certified Farmers Market is held 3-7:30 pm every Friday on the corner of Peck and Main streets. The market is open rain or shine.


Jennifer Squires August 12, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Ah, yum! Pupusas bring back fond memories of traveling in Central America with my kid sister. I need to get to the market this afternoon.


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