Fresh (refrig) v jarred Salsa from supermarket
When to use which? I like both -- just wondering...
I bought the refrigerated kind just last night - two varieties.
Now granted I'm allergic to tomatoes, so I can't eat either.
But I served it at a family gathering today. My homemade guac was killed, my homemade corn salsa was mostly gone, and even my 'trashy' cheese dip (I couldn't find the ingredients I wanted, so I went with at the last minute.) was gone.
Salsa - barely touched.
I know this makes me a heathen, but I prefer the jarred type, and I'm partial to La Victoria Salsa Ranchera. I like the cooked texture and find it sticks better to chips when dipping. I also add it to guac and cook with it.
I find the fresh refrigerated kind too watery and runny and I never like the flavor. And if you drain it, it's just a chopped salad. No thanks. Also, it spoils too quickly.
I prefer fresh when using as a taco topper as I find jarred too heavy in that case.
But I prefer jarred Tostitos Chunky Salsa as a chip dipper or spread on cheese omelets!