What Is Your Favorite Salsa?

March 25, 2011   137 Comments

Salsa is one of those rare food that gives you LOTS of flavor for very few calories. (Why, dear butter, haven't you learned from salsa?)

Mrs Renfro's Salsa

AND, you get to add a serving of vegetables to your dish. How can you go wrong?

Snack Girl hadn't actually met great salsa until she visited the great state of Texas in 1991. There she tasted a combination of salsa and eggs for breakfast and realized she was missing out!

Tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles, and eggs for breakfast? That was a true awakening. This meal went well with my favorite breakfast drink, coffee.

So, when Mrs. Renfro's of Fort Worth, Texas asked to send me salsa - I was psyched! Of course, I prefer fresh salsa, but it isn't tomato season so I'm not making my own right now.

Mrs. Renfro's makes a bunch of different flavors and I had actually already bought their "Green Salsa" from my local Stop & Shop.

Two tablespoons include 10 calories and this is the ingredient list:

jalapeno peppers, water, onions, distilled vinegar, corn starch, salt, spices, garlic

It was really good. My favorite is the Chipotle Corn Salsa which lasted in my fridge for about 30 seconds. The Mrs. Renfro's website suggests pouring it over pasta with some grilled chicken. I think this meal would be divine.

For those of you who like danger, give the Ghost Pepper Salsa a try - "The ghost pepper takes on many forms - pepper spray, hand grenades, smoke bombs… and now salsa!" - I tried it and now I use it in VERY limited quantities to add some spice.

Mrs. Renfro's is giving away four jars of salsa to a lucky Snack Girl reader.

Check out Mrs. Renfro's and comment below on your favorite flavor and you are entered.

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Four jars of Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa - you choose the flavors.

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First 20 Comments: ( See all 137 )

The peach salsa sounds delicious!!

I've been obsessed with Mrs. Renfro's Habanero Salsa for YEARS. I buy at least five jars at a time to stock up! :)

The peach salsa sounds tasty (plus, it is mild, which is about all the heat I can handle!) :)

They all sound amazing, but I would love to get my hands on some of the garlic salsa!

Black Bean salsa sounds fantastic!!

Honestly I'd like to try them all! I love salsa. If I had to choose, I'd say the Black Bean Salsa or the Chipolte Corn Salsa. Yummy!!! I'll have to check these out at my local store.

I would love to try the Habanero Salsa - but I also think I could handle the Ghost Pepper Salsa!

They all sound good! And the Mrs Renfrow's I've tried have all been really good, too.

One of our favorite easy dinners is to pour a jar of salsa and a half jar of water in to a crock pot. I add a cup of uncooked brown rice. Then dump in some chopped up boneless raw chicken, a couple cut up Applegate andoulle sausage (or their turkey hot dogs depending on how "hot" the diners like their food - the andoulle is very spicy and only loses a little to the dish while the hot dogs pick up a bit of whatever bite the salsa offers) (and some raw shrimp if I can afford it.) Cook on low for at least 4 hours and you have a very easy, very yummy "gumbo".

Good salsas are an amazing way to add flavor to many dishes (and so easy) ... chicken, fish, brown rice, quinoa, and more. So, buy them, buy them, buy them ... and then test them out with many of your dishes.

My family calls me the Salsa King because I use them on so many dishes.

Ken Leebow

I love the peach salsa and the medium!

anything really spicy!

I love the Chipotle Corn Salsa too!

I think that the green salsa looks amazing, I'd love to try that out! Salsa is one of my favorite foods, and you're right, lots of flavor with little calories and a short ingredients to boot.

Yum they all sound delicious but I am intrigued by the black bean in particular!

I love the peach salsa

peach salsa sounds really good!

Being Texan, I'm shocked I haven't tried this yet. I've tried most jar salsas because few live up to the amazing fresh salsas that are in abundance here. I'm dying to try the Chipolte Corn Salsa. That would be heavenly on a salad.


Oh man, Garlic Salsa! We are obsessed with garlic in my house! I'm making it my goal to ward off vampires :D

Definitely peach. My favorite salsa is a pineapple one that Wegmans makes. I actually throw it on my salads instead of dressing. So good!

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