Who does not love a great salsa? Mild, medium, spicy, green, red, and so many more are all delicious. Very few dishes across cultures, especially in Mexican cuisine, aren’t helped incredibly by a touch of salsa. At this point salsa is so commonplace that many of us take it for granted, and has become the stable of condiments for many meals at home and in restaurants.
Salsa can actually be traced back to the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas. Aztec lords would combines tomatoes with ground squash seeds and chili peppers and serve them as a condiment with turkey, lobster, venison, and fish. Alonso de Molina, who arrived in Mexico as a child as part of the Spanish Conquest of Mexico, was the first one to name the condiment salsa in 1571. He was the author of several books and even a dictionary. This gave him the opportunity to name several things, but we think salsa was his crowning achievement. Charles E. Erath of New Orleans first manufactured salsa for whole sale in 1916. La Victoria Foods began Salsa Brava in Losa Angeles the next year.
So do you want to learn how to create some homemade salsa? Here is a Wonderful Salsa Recipe from food.com!
Wonderful Salsa Recipe
- 8 cups tomatoes, peeled, chopped and drained
- 2 1⁄2 cups onions, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups green peppers
- 1 cup jalapeno pepper, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1⁄8 cup canning salt
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄3 cup vinegar
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste
- Mix all ingredients
- Slowly boil them for 10 minutes
- Seal salsa in jars
- Cook in hot water bath for 10 minutes
And that is all there is to it, just like that you have delicious homemade salsa! If you want ot learn how to make other foods, check out our blog. If you just want delicious Mexican Food, including Salsa. Check out Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina. We have locations across Massachusetts and Connecticut, and all of our dishes are prepared to your satisfaction and we have delicious cocktails to boot.