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Just thought I should put this out there: I got a jar of some salpica-brand garlic and chipotle salsa today, and it was hands down the best salsa I've ever had (so far). I tend not to like salsa except for when I get intense cravings for it - generally about 6-8 times per year. The only drawback was that the jar said it was hot, and like so many salsas which make similar claims, it was not. I mean, sure, my lips are tingling a little, but that's about it. Anyway, in case anyone besides me didn't already know: garlic definitely works in salsa.<br>
What's your favorite salsa?
 

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My favorite salsa is my homemade salsa. I do like Katrina's - which is probably just regional. It's a fresh cut salsa in the deli section. But in the summer I grow my own roma's, cilantro, onion, garlic, variety of peppers and I make batches and batches of salsa. DH likes it real hot, so my salsa is typically too hot for most folks. And of course, the longer it sits, the hotter it gets! I really haven't found a store-bought salsa that compares to mine.
 

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As a cook once I used to make salsa 5 gallons at a time from incredible fresh stuff, some of the best memories from the job. My hands would burn all day from the garlic ... ahhh <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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We have a local mexican chain here called Tio Juan's Margarita's. They've started selling their salsa at the local stores. As far as cooked salsa goes it's my favorite. It has a very simple list of ingredients, no preservatives and tastes great. As for fresh salsa, my own is my favorite. It's all done to taste and is tomatos, onions, jalapeno, olive oil, garlic infused vinegar, garlic, salt, black pepper and fresh cilantro all just diced up by hand in large quantities.
 

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I love hot salsa, usually in the summer. Fresh Tomatoes, Mexican oregeno, chili powder, onions, garlic, salt, jalapeno's, habenaro. Good cooked to. Sometimes I substitute Peaches for tomatoes. My favorite store bought salsa and sauce is, the Kick Ass products from Arizona.<br><br>
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I LOVE salsa. Love, love it. I haven't been successful at making my own though. My favorite that I buy is called Senor Stans, and it's made locally.
 

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This is my favorite salsa recipe. With or without the pineapple. For a party I usually make both. Just throw all of the ingredients into a food processor and whir to the consistency you like. mmmmmmm salsa...<br><br>
4-5 roma tomatoes<br>
2 serrano peppers<br>
2-3 limes (juice only)<br>
1 small onion<br>
Cilantro<br>
1/4 tsp black pepper<br>
1/2 tbsp course salt<br>
Pineapple - small can (optional)
 

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How about chimichurri?<br><br>
It's a bit of a stretch to call it salsa, I suppose. It's a cold parsley, onion, olive oil and vinegar salsa from Argentina. It's mind blowing on a steak.<br><br><a href="http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/107159" target="_blank">http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/107159</a><br><br>
1 cup (packed) fresh Italian parsley<br>
1/2 cup olive oil<br>
1/3 cup red wine vinegar<br>
1/4 cup (packed) fresh cilantro<br>
2 garlic cloves, peeled<br>
3/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper<br>
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin<br>
1/2 teaspoon salt<br><br>
Put into a food processor or blender and blend away!
 

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Technically, any sauce is a "salsa" in Spanish, so it definitely qualifies as salsa, Bux! And I love chimichurri. It's a delicious condiment. Another favorite salsa, from Peru, is Aji (named after a Peruvian chile pepper).
 

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i love corn salsa w/chipotles. some brands are good... i forget which one i used to buy in CO.<br><br>
it's hard to find in the northeast. boo.
 

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No, it's the name of the sauce, which is named for the green peppers used in it. I'll look for a good recipe for you later. It's a mix of lettuce, mayo, cilantro, the chile peppers and a few other ingredients. It's very refreshing with a subtle bite; great with cancha (big pieces of crispy corn).
 
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