The word salsa, which means "sauce" in Spanish, derives from the Latin word "Sal" and "Salsa" meaning "salty".
Originally made in Mexico using a molcajete, or mortar and pestle, today it is made in as many varieties as places it is served.
This is a take on a simple, chunky salsa using black beans and grilled corn and my newest secret weapon - Tropical Hot Sauce made by the Salamander Sauce Company.
- Clean all vegetables and prepare as outlined above.
- Mix tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos, garlic, cilantro, beans, salt and pepper.
- After grilled corn has cooled, cut from cob and add to mix.
- Squeeze juice of one lime into salsa.
- Add the Salamander Sauce Co. Tropical Hot Sauce to the salsa and mix thoroughly. You can use any hot sauce you like, but the fruit flavors and beautifully balanced heat of Salamander's version is the key ingredient here.
- Refrigerate a couple of hours and enjoy!