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Old 11-19-2011, 10:06 AM
 
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Default Salsa....the condiment.....Best

Again, I'm talking about food.

The best is home made, but in a pinch...............

Central Market's "Anniversary" off the Salsa Bar.

But, "bottled?" Clint's gets my vote.....

What about yours?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Trudy's "Verde" green chili salsa is one of the best. They used to sell it by the pint, I don't know if they still do.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Jollyville
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I think we've tried them all, LOL! Clint's is good, but we keep going back to the jarred Herdez. It's got the freshest taste to me. Ana's which can be found in the refrigerated section is also quite good. In both cases, we get the "Hot" versions.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I remember a few years back when 'they' told us that salsa had surpassed ketchup in sales in the US...even referring to it as a 'replacement' for ketchup. That made no sense to me since I don't even consider them related as condiments. I'm just NOT a raw onion kind of guy...except maybe Vidalia sweet onions...and then only in moderation.

If I found a sweet corn salsa with sweet/little/no raw onions, I'd be good to go. Otherwise, y'all can rest assured that I won't be eating more than my share of traditional salsa. Same goes for cilantro...but that's a different story.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Ana's Salsa (the Verde) from the refrigerated section at HEB is my favorite. It reminds me of Zuzu's green salsa, which I also love.

I don't have a favorite red... but Central Market usually has one made in-house at the prepared foods section that is really good. It's very balanced, just a plain salsa though. I think it's difficult to compare all the "extra" flavored salsas, though. Depends on what you are in the mood for.

Also, as far as restaurants the red salsa is very good at Z-Tejas. Vivo also has a very good one that has a very strong garlic flavor.

If you ever wanted to try some weird and wild ones, or very hot ones... go visit Tears of Joy on 6th street: Tears Of Joy Hot Sauce Shop - Downtown - Austin, TX. Great for gifts, too.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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El Torito and all its incarnations had the very best salsa....chunky,tasty....that is my IDEAL.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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And, I'm going to put it out there.....GUACAMOLE. To me, it's simple....smashed/mashed avocadoes with lime or lemon, some tomatoes and onion..........the classic. Don't "screw it up" with all that other stuff.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Jardin Corona up here in the northern area has a very addicting hot sauce. Guac needs to be kept simple the only thing besides tomatoes and onion we add is fresh garlic and salt.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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Jardin Corona up here in the northern area has a very addicting hot sauce. Guac needs to be kept simple the only thing besides tomatoes and onion we add is fresh garlic and salt.

Neddy, no....no garlic or salt. And, needs to be freshly made. I never ever order Guacamole out anywhere because (I can make the best ever,) it is always gross and disappointing.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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Oh, yes! Guac with Garlic As for store bought salsa I like Arriba and the Central Market tomato and Garlic, but I wish they made the Tomato/Garlic one in different heats. The in-house one made at central market/HEB is really good too, I agree. I'm not a big fan of chunky salsa.
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