Individuals have been spicing up their foods with salsa for centuries.
And there are as many variants of salsa, if not more, since there are ways to create a great spaghetti sauce.
By way of instance, many American salsas contain tomato. It is up to the manufacturer. (Initially salsas from Mexico did not contain berries and mainly used chiles, tomatillos and ricado, a mix of spices) Although hot peppers predominate, salsas may also be spiced up with ingredients like cilantro, cumin and oregano. Some people even add garlic for their salsas.
Beans are another healthy variation into the salsa mixture. Black beans are normally the bean of choice for salsa manufacturers due to their texture and flavor. They’re low in fat and contain fiber and protein.
Sweet salsa ingredients may include cherry, passion fruit, papaya, raspberries, in addition to lemon, lime, orange and chiles. Some folks include plantains or even nuts. Pretty much any new sauce could be a salsa.
Salsa cruda means raw and is made from finely chopped raw ingredients like raw tomato, hot chiles, peppers, onion and cilantro.
Picante means”hot and spicy,” and is generally just a thinner sauce compared to your normal salsa cruda.
It is usually a mix of chopped tomatoes, chiles and onions.
(For the record, tomatillo isn’t a tomato, regardless of its title, but rather is a reportedly a relative of the gooseberry. It’s a tartgreen fruit with a papery husk. It looks like a green, unripe tomato in look.)
Our offerings in Cosmic Chile reveal how several different types of salsa exist. Offerings include a traditional salsa like Jose Goldstein’s XXX Garlic, made from habanero peppers and lots of fresh garlic, to something more exotic such as Thai Jungle Salsa, which comprises three kinds of thai chiles, lemon and soy sauce.
Salsa isn’t just fun, it’s healthy.
They are easy to prepare and a simple way to dress up grilled fish, poultry, meat or pork for a fast meal throughout the week. Salsa is also a wonderful snack when paired with chips.
So the next time you run out of something to have for a fast, but enjoyable dinner during the week, consider adding a little salsa to your entree.