What is Salsa? That is the first question that comes up when you go out to eat Mexican food with someone who has never had it before. Of course, most everyone knows what salsa is already. It is a dip made from fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro and seasonings. If someone asks you what is salsa, you can tell them it is something similar to the pico de gallo salsa dips they see in the stores. Of course, you can also tell them that they can buy a classic mild salsa dip that is already premade, so they can try it out for themselves.
There are several different recipes using salsa. Recipes with salsa dip are refreshing and flavorful. The southwestern salsa recipes tend to be a bit fierier than a mild salsa dip, as you add in fresh hot jalapeno and perhaps some hot chili pepper flakes to give it more zing. So the next time someone asks ‘what is salsa’ you can tell them to think of a fiery red fresh chopped tomato dip that originated from south of the border. On the other hand, salsa can also consist of various green tomatillos and fresh fruits, such as pineapples and apricots. You can even find salsa recipes using fresh chopped strawberries. If you have not tried these different fresh salsas before, tasting them can be a new experience for you. You will be pleasantly delighted at how good alternative salsas can be.