Tomato based salsa brava is eaten in the north west of Spain. Bravas sauce without tomato is generally eaten in the south of Spain in Andalusia or the north east of Spain like Catalonia. No tomato no complicated steps. Done in 5 minutes.

Tomato-Free Bravas Sauce [Vegan]



  • Olive oil
  • Flour
  • Smokey paprika
  • Sweet paprika
  • Vegetable broth
  • Salt to taste


  1. Take a small mixing bowl and add the flour with the sweet paprika powder, the smokey paprika and salt. Combine thoroughly using a spoon. Be sure the ingredients are properly combined.
  2. Reduce heat and add 1 teaspoon of the flour mix to the oil and stir. The flour will sizzle in the oil. Continue adding a teaspoon at a time and whisk until all the flour mix is added to the sauce pan.
  3. You will get an orange color sauce. Take the vegetable broth and slowly add it to the sauce while you keep whisking the sauce. Add about 3/4 of the vegetable broth. Your sauce will thicken so keep on whisking.
  4. When the sauce is to thick add a bit more of vegetable broth or water. Leave the sauce 1 to 2 minutes to warm it through but do not boil the sauce.
  5. Your brava salsa is ready to serve with your patatas bravas. Serve it along side some aioli.


Brava sauce is best eaten fresh and warm. You can store it in the fridge for about a day. Be sure to cover the sauce or put it in a container.


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