What Makes the Best Salsa
Here’s the spicy truth behind salsa. It’s no ordinary condiment. It’s an ancient Aztec recipe, traced back to the Aztecs, Inca's and Mayans. It was revealed to the world through the written word of a Franciscan missionary, who’d lived with the Aztecs and learned their ways. Today, salsa is one of the most loved sauces in Mexican cuisine. Also known as salsa fresca or salsa picante, it’s used as a favorite dip and to top favorite dishes with a punch of cool freshness, spice and flavor.
So let’s bow to this ancient dish and celebrate it’s perfect blend of freshness, spice and flavor, on your taste buds. And try out as many different types of salsa as you can.
What makes the Best Salsa’s So Good
Well, for one, just like all great tomato based sauces, salsa just keeps getting better with each day as the flavors start to meld.
- First, it’s all about using the right tomatoes. Since tomatoes are the main ingredient in red salsa, their flavor is key. For instance, Fresh Salsa tomatoes, their name says it all. This superb tomato is ideal for making homemade salsa. Heirloom variety tomatoes are also great for salsas and is some of the best tasting tomatoes around.
- Second, the right balance of liquid and hearty substance is key. So draining excess tomato juice is crucial. To ensure the right texture and consistency of your sauce the main ingredients of fresh tomato, onion, garlic and chili peppers should be roughly chopped.
- Lastly, flavor from herbs and seasoning is crucial: from fresh cilantro to fresh lime juice, hints of cumin and coriander, salt and pepper.
Salsa is typically piquant, ranging from mild to extremely hot. The right balance of heat, fresh vegetables and spice is what separates average salsa’s from the best and most addicting ones.
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