Salsa is the ultimate healthy food snack, loaded full of succulent, lycopene-rich tomatoes, onion, hot peppers and other ingredients. While homemade salsa allows you to create a healthier version, when you are entertaining and do not have time to whip up a large batch of salsa, finding a good quality store-bought salsa will have to suffice. How did La Mexicana Mild Salsa measure up?
Price and Availability
It cost $6.99 for a 4lb (1,812g or 64oz) tub of La Mexicana Salsa from Bel Air, which works out to a little over $0.11 per serving. This is a good deal if you have a large crowd to feed at a dinner party.
When I first opened the jar of La Mexicana Mild Salsa, I was impressed with the aroma. Even though this product was mild, I got the distinct impression that it was hot, as I could smell the assorted peppers used in the recipe. The tomatoes and onions were finely chopped and there was plenty of coriander for seasoning.
Each 30g (2 Tbsp) serving of La Mexicana Mild Salsa contains just 10 calories, no fat, cholesterol, or carbohydrates, 75mg sodium, 1g sugar 2% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin A and vitamin C.
La Mexicana Mild Salsa is great for those who are looking for a fat-free, cholesterol-free food to add to their diet. However, if you suffer from high blood pressure, you should go easy on this product, as it contains 75mg of sodium, which may not seem like a lot, but that is per serving. Many people consume more than a single serving of salsa in a sitting.
I tried La Mexicana Mild Salsa on its own before pairing it with some tortilla chips. The tomatoes were plump and delicious, and I liked the subtle blend of ingredients used in the recipe. Although I prefer a richer salsa (this one was a little watery) I still enjoyed the taste of this salsa and would recommend it.
Versatility of La Mexicana Mild Salsa
Even though La Mexicana Mild Salsa tasted great with tortilla chips, I would not hesitate to add it to a number of other dishes, such as chilli, stew, or as the base for a casserole. If you often use canned tomatoes for a recipe, but are out, substitute with mild salsa instead.
La Mexicana Mild Salsa is produced by La Mexicana Food Products, based in Vernon, California. To learn more about this product, go to www.lamexfoods.com where you will also find recipes to add this product to.