Salsas pictured from left to right: Caramel Apple Habanero, Tortuga Bay Cranberry and Chipotle Fire Roasted Corn & Avocado. During the holidays entertaining goes into overdrive with Christmas parties, Hanukkah parties, office parties and game day parties or tailgaiting. Salsas have become a favorite party appetizer because they’re so good, and so easy.
Make your own salsas using tomatoes, fruits or other vegetables of your choice. Use fresh, canned, dried ingredients or a combination, depending on what’s in season or in your pantry or freezer. Grill fresh fruit for more intense flavor. Our salsa mixes provide the basic flavor profiles. Roasted Garlic was designed to be a traditional tomato salsa. Chipotle, Habanero and Tortuga Bay were designed to be made with fruits, but also work with tomatoes. The recipes we provide are intended to inspire the use of a variety of fruits (see below for more on this). The recipes are also intended to inspire uses that are traditional in Latin countries, but not very familiar here, yet. We encourage using these salsas like you would relishes with chicken, pork and fish too. The salsas give them a whole different pallet of wonderful flavors.
Our newest fruit combinations are caramel apple and, when they are in season, cranberries. Both combinations go well with the heat from chilis and salt from tortilla chips. Our customers seem to think we’re really on to something good with these unusual combinations! See SALSA RECIPES for directions. We also frequently add rum or gold tequila to our prepared salsas when we sample them – it just gives them an added layer of flavor that enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
We strongly believe in healthy eating as often as possible, without giving up the taste. We add no preservatives or colors to our salsas. We add no salt to the Chipotle, Habanero or Tortuga Bay Salsa mixes, and only the bare minimum to the Roasted Garlic Salsa mix, to accommodate those with sodium restricted diets. And using the drained prepared fruit salsas as relishes with chicken, pork or fish makes it easy to enjoy eating more foods that are healthy! But don’t mention “healthy” to guests. They’ll never know with Caramel Apple Relish with roasted pork loin or Tortuga Bay Cranberry relish with roasted turkey.
We hope you will be inspired to try these or your own favorite fruits with our salsa mixes at your holiday parties this year.