May 2, 2011 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Salsa verde, "green sauce," is a mild, tomato-free alternative to spicy red salsa in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. Trader José's Salsa Verde, like any self-respecting example of this sauce, is made from tomatillos, fruits that look like cherry-size green tomatoes, but aren't actually tomatoes at all. We use fresh tomatillos, along with fresh jalapeño peppers, to craft this sauce that’s been talked about, blogged about, and most importantly, cooked with, for years.
Like most salsas, our Salsa Verde makes a respectable dip for tortilla chips. Don't let the "salsa" moniker stop you from trying it in a wide variety of ways, though. In an enchilada casserole, in a slow cooker with chunks of pork (a chili verde-esqe meal with virtually no work for you at all), with scrambled eggs, mixed in to add a little boost to your guacamole, in fish tacos…
We've crafted Trader José's Salsa Verde with all natural ingredients, without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. And unlike so many jarred salsas on the market, we haven't used any thickening agents – its rich, thick texture comes from quality ingredients that are slow cooked. We're selling each 12 ounce jar for $1.99, every day. You'll find it on our grocery shelves.