SUNDAY, MAY 06, 2012
Product Review: Salsa Time!
The first one we opened was the Nopal salsa: a green salsa made with green tomatoes and nopales (cactus leaves). YUM. This is a mild salsa with all the bright, acidic tang that you would expect from a green salsa. I loved the fresh, chunky texture that came from the nopales. I used this salsa for Taco Night! I added about half the jar to a can of refries which magically transformed the refries into tasty deliciousness.
I also stir-fried up some zukes with garlic, and chopped up some lime wedges from our lime tree.
Next, I stir-fried up a huge batch of fresh spinach with garlic, and chopped up a pile of cilantro and fresh cabbage.
Here’s the whole Taco Assembly Station.
And here are my taco creations – beans, spinach, avocado, cilantro (and lots of extra salsa!) on one …
and beans, cabbage, zukes, and mucho salsa on the other.
The other jar they sent us was Chipotle salsa, and it’s a medium-spicy salsa. This salsa is made with two different types of peppers and is decidedly smokier and earthier than the Nopal salsa, as you would expect. I used it for Burrito Night! You might notice that the ingredients in Burrito Night are suspiciously similar to those of Taco Night… Why mess with success?! I added a bunch of the salsa to the refries and then added lots of extra to the burrito while I was eating it. I like lots of salsa.
Both of these salsas still had enough left over after dinner that I was able to make some simplified versions of tacos and burritos for lunch for a few days too. So good. I was really impressed with this stuff – it’s definitely the best jarred salsa I’ve ever tasted, and I’m really grateful for the delicious meals we made with it. If you try it, let me know what you think.