“Nature’s candy” as Allison and I now refer to it, after hearing it stated as such by our friend, Kevin Welty. Nature’s candy. I couldn’t agree more. Delicious, healthy ingredients combined to perfection (in most cases). Add the crispy saltiness of chips and you now have a combination of ingredients that are too powerful to resist in large portions. Inevitably, after rationing out a bowl, the bowl is refilled several times. Who can help it?
And, of course, you can’t deny the thrill when nature’s candy is delivered right to your table at a Mexican restaurant (or Chili’s). Seriously, isn’t that the driving force behind choosing a Mexican restaurant in the first place? FREE, all-you-can-eat chips and salsa, while you wait! Oh my.
So here are my recommendations…
If you are enjoying at home and have access to a Fresh and Easy, try their thick and chunky, medium. Wow. If you know my Aunt Kim, you can guarantee some of the best fresh salsa you’ve ever had. Ever. Finally, Muir Glen raises the bar with their line of organic salsas (they also make the best ketchup, hands down).
Going out? I could commit an entire blog entry unto itself for La Charreada (and probably will). A small chain of authentic Mexican restaurants in Indiana, La Charreada turns out top-notch chips and salsa. If you find yourself in this part of the country, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity. Chili’s, as mentioned above, does carry excellent salsa (with a kick) as well.
Go out (or stay in) and enjoy some today!