At Sombrero, we believe that the best Mexican food starts with the salsa. We’re all about salsa that makes your taste buds dance and compliments your favorite meal in the most delicious way. In this blog post, we’re spilling the beans on the history of salsa and giving you the lowdown on our killer salsa lineup.
Origin Story: The History of Salsa
So, salsa – it’s not just a dance, it’s a flavor explosion with roots as deep as a well-dug mole recipe. Starting with the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans, salsa was a mix of tomatoes, chili peppers, and other vegetables but wasn’t first coined as ‘salsa’ until 1574 by Alonso de Molina.
The history of salsa in the United States is a flavorful journey that began in the early 1800’s, first, sweeping across the American South. In the 1940s, jarred salsa started appearing on store shelves in Texas, and by the late 1960s and early 1970s, fueled by the influx of immigrants from Mexico and Latin America, salsa started to transcend its origins as a condiment to become the cultural phenomenon it is today.
Salsa’s versatility and ability to enhance a wide range of dishes contributed to its widespread adoption in American households and restaurants. From mild to hot, chunky to smooth, green to red, salsa has become a beloved and versatile addition to American cuisine, reflecting the nation’s diverse palate and appreciation for flavors from around the world. Today, dipping into some salsa at Sombrero Mexican Food is not just a culinary experience but a celebration of salsa’s journey from immigrant kitchens to mainstream American tables. 🌶️🕺
Sombrero’s Chunky Salsa – Freshness Overload:
Picture this – fresh onions, cilantro, and tomatoes, – all partying together in a Zesty Chunky Salsa that’s like Pico de Gallo’s cool cousin. It’s fresh, mild, and the real deal.
Sombrero’s Classic Green – Spice It Up:
Ready to spice things up a bit? Our classic Green Salsa is your go-to amigo. It’s got a mild spice level and a blend of tomatillos, jalapeños, and fresh herbs that’ll make your taste buds do a little salsa shimmy. Green never tasted so good!
Salsa Lovin’ with Classic Red:
If you’re all about flavor and spice, but not so keen on setting your mouth on fire, meet our classic Red Salsa. Roasted red chili peppers, a tomato base, and a sprinkle of secret spices – it’s like a flavor bomb without the extreme heat. Perfect for adding some flavor to your favorite dish.
Feel the Burn with Hot Picante:
For the brave souls who like to live on the spicy side, our Hot Picante Salsa is your best friend. Loaded with fiery chili peppers, it’s the heat you crave but still with all the bold flavors you love. Warning: not for the faint of heart!
At Sombrero Mexican Food, we live and breathe salsa. “Salsa Perfected'” isn’t just a phrase – it’s at the core of what we believe makes our San Diego Style Mexican food stand out from the crowd. From fresh ingredients to recipes straight from our family’s kitchen, dip, drip, or pour, your flavor fiesta waiting to happen.Join us at Sombrero Mexican Food for a salsa journey like no other. Whether you’re crushing on Chunky, vibing with Classic Red, spicing it up with Classic Green, or feeling the burn with Hot Picante, our salsas are here to take your taste buds on a wild ride. Viva la Salsa! 🌶️💃