Herdez Salsa Casera, Salsa Verde and Salsa Ranchera
I love these little cans of Herdez Salsas. They work great in many recipes, are convient and inexpensive, with great fresh flavors.
My recommendation of the Herdez line of salsas was featured in the May 03 issue of Woman’s World Magazine which I posted about here: HotSauceDaily in Woman’s World Magazine.
Salsa Casera: tomatoes, onions, serrano peppers, salt, cilantro
Salsa Casera is very similar to a pico de gallo mix. Chunky veggies in a thin “juice”, it can be a base for a quick home-made salsa dip, or used as a topping on tacos. Available in “hot”, “medium” or “mild”.
Herdez Salsa Casera Mexicana Picante – Casera means “homemade”. This salsa is thin and chunky, like a pico de gallo. Made with tomatoes, onions, serrano peppers, salt and cilantro… it’s a simple salsa that works on everything you can imagine. Eggs, tacos, pizza and as a dipping salsa with tortilla chips. It’s a quick, out of the can salsa that just works. Heat Level = medium
Salsa Verde: tomatillos, onions, serrano peppers, iodized salt, cilantro
This bright green sauce gets its flavor from the tomatillos (Mexican green tomatoes) – it’s very thin, and uniquely tasting as a classic “verde” sauce. Great on enchilladas or as a fresh dip mixed with mayo.
Salsa Ranchera: fresh puréed tomatoes, onions, vinegar, spices, peppers blend (Jalapeño, Ancho and Cascabel peppers)
This is my favorite of the Herdez line-up! Very dark, smokey with a nice medium coarse texture due to the puree method of blending all the ingredients. I love this on tacos or nachos, or just to dip chips into. Herdez also recommends trying this sauce as a spicy substitute for BBQ sauce. Gotta try that.
Herdez Salsa Ranchera Mexicana – This sauce is much more pureed and thick and dark. It truly is a “sauce” and not a salsa. Comprised of tomatoe puree, jalapenos, vinegar, anchos, onions, cascabels, garlic, salt, oil, bay leaves and spices… it’s a thick, delicious sauce that is great on enchiladas, tacos, steaks, nachos or any food where you want a thick, deep dark hot sauce poured on. I’m having it on a baked potato tonite! Heat Level = medium hot
In addition to the 7 oz. cans pictured here, Herdez offers these salsas and a few other flavors in 16 oz glass bottles.
I have tried the Salsa Chipotle… it was very disappointing… too thin, with some off-putting aftertaste… and very little smokey chipotle heat. Just not their best sauce.
Visit the Herdez Traditions website for more info about these and their other fine products. I was surprised to see that they are also behind the awesome Bufalo Brand of hot sauces! Ironically, I love the Bufalo Chipotle hot sauce… just not the Salsa Chipotle mentioned above. Go figure.
This is an update of an older post that is now outdated: A little review I wrote way back in 2008
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