6 Salsas Worth Celebrating
Zukali Pasaporte Peru Aji Salsa
Send your tastebuds on a getaway with this irresistibly bright and tangy salsa, which takes its slightly fruity and gently fiery flavor from a not-so-secret-ingredient: Peruvian aji pepper.
To buy: $6.95 for a 16-ounce jar, zukali.com.
Featured April 2015
Heidi’s Salsa Happy Medium
Green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico, and a generous dose of citrus lend this blend from the homegrown LA-based outfit Heidi’s Salsa a perfectly-balanced slow burn.
To buy: $7 for a 16-ounce jar; lukofoods.com.
La Fundidora Humo Salsa
This dark, complex salsa gets its mahogany color and smoky edge from a brilliant mixture of chipotle, pasilla, and morita chiles.
To buy: $9 for a 12-ounce jar; hatchery.co.
Katchkie Farm Salsa Verde
Upstate New York isn’t usually known for its salsa—but that hasn’t stopped Katchkie Farms, which every year turns a booming tomatillo crop into a bright, tart salsa verde that can stand up to any from south of the border.
To buy: $6 for a 15-ounce jar; localharvest.org.
Tenayo Habanero Salsa
The formulas behind Arturo Cruz’s salsas are elemental—each blend contains only a handful of ingredients—but the flavors he manages to tease out of them are anything but simple. We especially like the habanero, which packs a powerfully spicy punch.
To buy: $18 for two 16-ounce jars; tenayo.com.