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Good mild salsa?

rworange Nov 20, 2011 07:57 PM

I need some suggestions for Thanksgiving. The family doesn't like spice.

A few years ago I could have told you, but I've been out of the loop for a while.

I BEG you. Do NOT tell me to make my own. I can do that but NOT for this Thanksgiving. I have too much other stuff to do and I will NOT make my own. Can't do it . Won't do it. Just need to know your favorite salsa.

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    chocolatetartguy Nov 21, 2011 01:32 PM

    Frontera mango salsa isn't bad.

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      rworange Nov 21, 2011 01:43 PM

      Thanks. Looking for local refrigerated stuff ... picky, picky.

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        chocolatetartguy Nov 21, 2011 04:05 PM

        In that case, I would buy from Cancun. You can pick from their salsa bar and buy a larger container. I like the pumpkin, which is not mild, but certain you can find something else to their liking.

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          rworange Nov 21, 2011 05:09 PM

          Thanks. Though at this point Thanksgiving might be on hold due to the flu. If one more person gets sick, I'm going for Turkey soup and dinner out to anyone left standing.

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            Melanie Wong Nov 29, 2011 07:53 PM

            Did you go with a salsa?

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              rworange Nov 29, 2011 10:00 PM

              Given time constraints, I got a mango salsa and a mild salsa from Sonoma Market. However, I'm not kidding when I say the stepkids will not touch anything they are not familiar with. The salsa is still sitting unopened in the fridge. They eat tortilla chips. The do NOT eat tortilla chips with dip or salsa. If I ever get to it myself, I'll report back but I think it is going to sit there until it is time to toss it.

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      TenderNob Nov 21, 2011 11:23 AM

      My preference is Casa Sanchez mild red salsa. They may make other than red. It's available at WF. The WF house red is OK, but they add sugar and bell pepper, not to my taste.

      Casa Sanchez Restaurant
      2778 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        carolineinthecity Nov 21, 2011 11:53 AM

        I agree on Casa Sanchez mild red salsa. It's consistently good. Also available in organic option. I don't care for TJ's salsas much -- they used to make a decent Pico de Gallo before, but changed recipe/vendor about a year ago and it's not so good now.

        Casa Sanchez Restaurant
        2778 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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          Robert Lauriston Nov 21, 2011 12:02 PM

          Casa Sanchez's mild red salsa is mostly tomatoes. It's pretty good if you like that style.

        2. Robert Lauriston Nov 21, 2011 09:18 AM

          The bulk salsa in tubs at Mi Tierra in Berkeley is tasty.

          Mi Tierra
          2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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            rworange Nov 21, 2011 09:30 AM

            Thanks to both of you.

            I was thinking more in the lines of different salsa like they sell at Berkeley Bowl. There were a few that I always bought in the past but facing the walls of little tubs of salsa, just couldn't recall.

            Regular salsa is fine, but i'm thinking of the more unusual like a mango or corn / bean, etc. Of course, there wasn't anyone pushing samples of salsa yesterday like there often is.

            Also, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and Sonoma Market is going to be on my migration path over the next few days

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              Robert Lauriston Nov 21, 2011 09:33 AM

              Native Foods' fancy salsas are delicious. They label them pretty accurately as to whether they're mild (most are) or spicy.

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            California Sunshine Nov 21, 2011 09:16 AM

            Mi Pueblo (19 locations around the bay area) makes a mild tomatillo salsa that we enjoy. If you're there, consider purchasing a piece of their carnitas...add a package of their (often warm) corn tortillas and some cilantro and you'll have a nice lunch for the day after Thanksgiving! (Check first to confirm that your local store carries prepared food though!)

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