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Jun 23, 2010 12:33 PM

Best Kosher Salsa

What's the best kosher store-bought alsa? I'm looking for something available in supermarkets (I'm in DC) to make my rice and beans more fun. Thanks!

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  1. Most salsas are kosher.

    The Santa Barbara ones (found in the dairy section) are pretty good for mass-market.

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    1. re: DeisCane

      I like the Santa Barbara peach version...

      Green Mountain Gringo brand is pretty good.

      Wegmans brand salsas- especially the green- are excellent and really cheap. Not sure if there is a Wegmans near you

      Costco brand salsas are great (and good prices) but the containers are really large..

      1. re: cheesecake17

        where can you purchase the Santa Barbara peach salsa?

        1. re: brooklynkoshereater

          Fairway in Brooklyn and UWS have it.

          I've also seen it in Wegman's in NJ

          1. re: cheesecake17

            Shop-Rite has it, Stop and Shop has it. Kings has it. I think I've seen it at every major supermarket, except perhaps Pathmark. I don't remember it there.

            1. re: DeisCane

              As DeisCane implied in his original posting, you have to look for them in the refrigerated section rather than with the shelf-stable jarred salsas. In my grocery, they're not with the dairy per se, but are in a fridge with spreads and prepared foods.

    2. I use Salsa instead of Ketchup and Pasta Sauce.
      it's a much healthier low sugar, low fat alternative.

      when I see OU Ortega 16oz Medium for $2-$2.50
      on sale every few Months, I make sure to stock up.

      try to get used to more heat - it's healthier for you.

      1. The Chachie's fresh salsas are very good.

        1. I don't know the brand name but Costco has a great corn and bean salsa, and a great mango-peach salsa (if you're looking for a sweeter taste).

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          1. Whole Foods' 365 brand salsa is kosher in all but the normal varieties (i.e. mild, medium, and hot does not have hashgacha, but thick and chunky, chipotle, tomatilla, etc all do have). I'm generally a fan of their stuff and it's pretty reasonably priced, presuming that you have a Whole Foods nearby.

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              1. re: masteraleph

                I love the 365 tomatillo salsa.. great flavor and not too spicy. I could eat it out of the jar.

                The peach or pineapple flavor is good too.