Desert Pepper - Salsa Del Rio


Not unlike the time of day when the sun and the moon share the sky, Salsa Del Rio is perched precariously between relentless heat and refreshing cool.  An intriguing, enigmatic balance that flows together as gracefully as its name.  Allowing even the mildest of heart to flirt with fire, without the threat of getting burned.

Versatile • Eclectic • Temperate
Salsa of Tomatillos, Chiles and Peppers


Salsa Guacamole

Salsa del Rio….our blessed green chile, tomatillo salsa.  The inspiration for this salsa literally came from a market in Juarez, Mexico.  There is this old taco stand (how that line has got me into so much trouble!) and the taco-man literally in a stone molcajete grinds up: roasted green chile, garlic, salt, cooked tomatillos and some green raw jalapeno….amazing in its simplicity and flavor.  Then, a huge squeeze of lime..and OH MY GOD!….put this cold salsa on a hot street taco (red pork)…..a cold beer…..what more is there?


Salsa+Avocado=Salsa Guacamole…….this is the best old standby recipe and basically works with any great salsa and fresh avocado. Very corsly mash up RIPE avocados, squeeze in some lime juice, stir in SALSA del Rio, fresh chopped tomato, chill and serve. Really there is no wrong way to do this….keep it chunky!

Here is my secret!..this is taken at the old market in Juarez....can you imagine the flavor held in the old stone molcajete?!...this street salsa is the perfect mash of: green chiles, tomatillos, salt, garlic, cilantro, onion! que rico!