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Old 02-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Question About Salsa

What is the difference between "mild" and "medium" salsa? I see both on the market shelves but, to me, the terms seem almost equal. Which one has more heat?

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:22 PM   #2
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National brands typically have three levels of heat - mild, medium and hot. The mild has no heat, the medium has barely detectable heat and the hot has a little heat.
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Thanks, Andy. Buck like salsa that set his hair on fire, but I am a bit sensitive to hot sauces, etc. so I didn't know which one to buy now that it's just me.
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Katie, you may want to start with the mild and add heat at home to your taste.
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Katie, you may want to start with the mild and add heat at home to your taste.
Good idea. I'll remember that when I go to the market on Wednesday.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:56 PM   #6
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Katie, have you ever made salsa? It is so good..It's not hard and you can taste as you go for heat o how mild you want it.
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Yes, cj, I've made it plenty of times, but it hardly seem worth the effort just for one.
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Yes, cj, I've made it plenty of times, but it hardly seem worth the effort just for one.
That's true. There are some good brand here, but I hardly ever buy jarred..I do like the fresh in the veggie dept. I get that and add avocado to it..Yum
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I like the salsas from Frontera Grille and also the Trader Joes salsa. I really like the corn and black bean combinations.
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Katie, I'm the same way with heat so I tend to buy the mild. It is usually hot enough for me! I would definitely go with Andy's suggestion to get the mild and then add to it if you find you want more heat. I like the Pace brand and go for the picante sauce since it is chunkier than the salsa. I will make what we call oklahoma caviar which is a salsa type dip when I want something fresher.
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