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Salsa: More Than Chips and Dips

Salsa is about way more than chips. It’s a compilation of fresh ingredients designed to complement and enhance a wide array of fabulous food from soup to appetizers, mains to sides and even dessert.

Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled Salsa

Dry-Aged Steaks with Grilled SalsaUntil I moved to Texas, I don’t think I fully appreciated salsa. It was there that I learned salsa’s true potential – it is about way more than chips. It’s a compilation of fresh ingredients designed to complement and enhance a wide array of fabulous food from soups to appetizers, mains to sides and even desserts.

Although basic salsa is tomato-based, like our wonderful Learn to Cook: Fresh Salsa recipe, it can be made from an assortment of fixings including vegetables, fruits, legumes, various herbs and spices, and plenty of other common and unique ingredients. Salsa can make the difference between a good meal and a great meal! It makes a great appetizer even more appetizing, a meager main dish marvelous, and a side dish sensational. And the best news for chile pepper wimps like me is that good salsa can be spicy or not, depending on personal taste.

In our recipe database you’ll find an assortment of salsa recipes, which I recommend approaching with a mix-and-match attitude. For example, you may love the idea of Grilled Lamb Chops with Cherry Salsa but decide you actually prefer the salsa with grilled tofu or tempeh, or served over a green salad. Here are some tempting options for experimentation.

No time or desire to make your own salsa? No problem! Our stores carry a variety of freshly made salsas available in the Prepared Foods and Specialty Departments. And, we have a great variety on our grocery shelves as well.
If you have a favorite salsa recipe, share it in the comments section below.       

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