At the Germantown Pretzel Festival this past weekend, the Small Teenager and I were offered a sample of yet another salsa, this time Walt’s Homemade Salsa.
Walt’s Homemade Salsa is a combination of tomatoes, black beans, yellow and white corn, fresh red onion and red bell pepper plus a variety of spices (and peppers, as you climb the heat ladder from Mild, to Medium, to Hot and X-Hot). I grew up in the southwest and sadly, I am somewhat of a salsa snob. I am bored and disappointed with many of the salsas out there; it was with a lack of enthusiasm that I sampled this salsa.
I was most pleasantly surprised at the fresh taste and great combination of flavors! The Small Teenager was also very happy with this salsa; she is not a fan of raw tomatoes (making her difficult to please in the realm of salsas, among other things) and this salsa contains flavorful tomatoes but does not beat you over the head with them: the tomatoes do not overwhelm the taste of the other ingredients in the salsa.
The fresh taste of Walt’s Homemade Salsa is a combination of tomatoes, black beans, yellow and white corn, fresh red onion and red bell pepper plus a variety of spices, AND no added preservatives. The heat begins with the Medium Salsa with the addition of more spices. The true heat kicks in with the Hot Salsa, which has freshly chopped jalapeno peppers and the X- Hot Salsa has jalapeno and screaming hot habanero peppers.
Walt uses locally grown produce for his salsa, and as an added bonus, the salsas are even canned locally. Gift boxes of salsa and gift baskets are available, and the salsas can be purchased locally at many locations in the Greater Dayton area as well as in Michigan. Dot’s Market, Arrow Beer and Wine, Ron’s Pizza, and the Diplomat Lounge on Wilmington Pike are just a few of the local businesses carrying this salsa. You can also order online, where you can also find recipes using Walt’s salsa.
Missed the Pretzel Festival? Walt’s will also be at several upcoming local events for 2011:
- October 1 & 2 – Jungle Jim’s Weekend of Fire Fiery Foods Show, Fairfield
- October 8 & 9 – Waynesville Sauerkraut Festival
- November 25-27 – National Holiday Gift Show, Dayton Hara Complex
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