Let's talk about Salsa.
Actually, let's talk about store-bought salsa.
Aside from making one's own (contingent on the tomatoes being in season), I'm curious to know what everyone's favorite is, and why.
I have tried a few national brands over the years, and grew up on the generic and widely popular Old El Paso and Pace. While the latter is decent,
it's still just mediocre salsa and does nothing for me. Granted, salsa from Mexican restaurants reigns supreme, and I have oftentimes bought quarts
from the local restaurants to bring home.
I tried the On the Border salsa in a jar, and it's just too sweet. Sugar is one of the top ingredients.
I tried Kroger's Private Selection (restaurant style?) salsa, and found it less sweet, but still mediocre...generic.
I tried Greenwise from Publix, and tasted almost identical to Kroger.
They all just taste like store-bought salsa. Nothing special.
True, there are different types of salsa (verde, ranchero, casa, restaurant style, etc) I finally found one that I absolutely LOVE:
Herdez Salsa Casera. Made in....Mexico.
There are several types: jar, can, and also refrigerated "fresh." The jar and can versions, while the "same," are anything
but in both taste and consistency. I have not tried the refrigerated version, but I seem to recall it had a few more "ingredients."
To me, the canned version is the best salsa I have found outside of a Mexican restaurant, and has a few simple ingredients: Tomatoes, onions, peppers
(serano), salt, cilantro, calcium chloride, citric acid. Best after being refrigerated.
I'm sure there are some regional salsas not available in Georgia that some enjoy, so let's hear it. What's yours?
edit on 11/4/19 by FredT because: Edited spelling in title