Friday, February 12, 2010

Product of the Week - Trader Joe's Corn and Chile Salsa

For commercial, cooked, salsas, I think Trader Joe's are pretty good. They used to have a version that had a nice roasty flavor, with bits of charred tomato or pepper skin floating in it. I can't seem to find that one anymore, unfortunately, but they still make my favorite - corn and chile. It's tomato-free, I suppose for people who can't have a lot of acid or are allergic to tomatoes. Instead, it's chock-full of corn, with bits of chile. It's not particularly hot, but it has a fantastic pronounced coriander seed (not cilantro) flavor. I like it on tacos and nachos, but sometimes I find myself eating it out of the jar with a spoon.

It's on the sweet side, too, probably more like a corn "relish" than a "salsa." But no, I haven't yet tried it on a hot dog...maybe tonight!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is fabulous stirred into Campbell's cream of tomato soup. The kids love that soup, so I have made a lot of it over the past week or so. My feeling about the soup is "meh!" but the corn salsa really jazzes it up!