- The aroma of the salsa. When you first open the jar of salsa or have a bowl of salsa brought to your table while dining out, you want to enjoy the aroma of the salsa. In fact, salsa tasting is the new wine tasting. Salsa should be enjoyed like a good glass of wine. The ability to smell the aroma of the salsa itself. For example, if you're enjoying red raspberry salsa, you would want to enjoy the aroma of red raspberries. The aroma adds to the overall enjoyment of the salsa.
- The ability to taste the main ingredient. For example, when you purchase a cherry salsa you want to taste the cherries. You wouldn't what to taste the tomatoes when you were expecting the cherry taste.
- The ability to taste all of the other ingredients. After you taste the main ingredient, all of the other ingredients including the peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc. should be able to be tasted and enjoyed. They should be blending perfectly and supporting the main ingredient no matter what the main ingredient is.
- Just enough heat. The heat of the salsa should be just enough to quality the recipe as a salsa, but not overwhelm the main ingredient and other ingredients in the recipe. The heat level should provide an overall pleasurable experience without ruining your taste buds or making your eyes water. :-)
The 4 Things That Make a Great Salsa