Our first review of the new line of Guy Fieri Salsas spotlights the mildest version – Salsa Verde Green & Mean. “… fire roasted poblano and green peppers and backin’ it up with zesty lime and a pinch of cumin. This salsa is so ‘money’ it’s green!”
Texture & Appearance: – True to its name, this salsa has a pleasant mellow green color, not the bright neon that other artificially colored salsa verdes have. I like the texture created by uniformly diced pieces of onions and peppers. The base sauce has a smooth consistency, kind of slick and almost gravy-like, which is my least favorite aspect of the salsa. This is probably from the vegetable stock which contains cornstarch.
Taste: – This has a really bright, very fresh flavor. The green peppers and poblanos play well together, and are fairly predominant. Fortunately, the bitterness normally found in jarred or canned chilis is absent, for the most part. I like the garlic undertones, and the addition of herbs adds to the fresh factor.
Heat Level: – Green & Mean is not as hot as the name would imply. This salsa has a very gentle, mild heat that has quite a bit of staying power. I usually find that the milder heats are the quickest to dissipate, but I like the fact that this stayed with me for a while, helping maintain the “pleasure” factor.
Label/Graphics: – The label is of the clear, see-thru variety, with large clear text… and a pic of Guy Fieri, of course.
Overall Rating: – While not extremely hot or spicy, Guy Fieri’s Green & Mean Salsa Verde was very flavorful. (I ate about ¼ of the jar while sampling it on tortilla chips.) It’s so good that I’m planning to use this in my next batch of Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas! And at just $4.79 a jar, it’s a salsa you should consider adding to your pantry.
Ingredients: water, green bell pepper, onion, poblano pepper, canola oil, white balsamic vinegar, cilantro, parsley, sea salt, garlic, cumin, vegetable stock (vegetable juice concentrates (carrot, onion), celery puree, salt, dextrose, yeast extract, corn starch), lime juice, natural fire roast flavor, black pepper, xanthan gum
Produced at Summer Garden, a Green LEED facility, Guy Fieri Salsas are available in 16 ounce jars for a suggested retail price of $4.79. You should be able to find these salsas at your local supermarket soon!
This is our first review of the new Guy Fieri’s Salsa line-up – Salsa Verde “Green & Mean”