National Salsa Month
National Salsa Month is every May and it encourages everyone to consider replacing their condiment of choice with salsa. Yes, we know that people enjoy ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise and use copious amounts of it on their burgers and sandwiches. We understand all of that.
All that we’re saying is that salsa is a condiment that can replace all of those other ones, and can even be used in salads and on vegetable dishes, too. What we’re trying to say is that salsa is a very flexible food item that can be used in a variety of different recipes to great effect. To not try it out, at least once, is almost criminal.
The History Of National Salsa Month
When we first started writing about National Salsa Month we were excited to see who invented it or when it was invented. Was it someone who enjoyed salsa or perhaps one of the many salsa manufacturers who made it?
We were unsure but eager to find out. Unfortunately, we were unable to find out who invented it or when it was invented. A disappointment for sure, but not the first time we came up empty-handed while trying to research a holiday.
Delicious Facts About Salsa
Let’s take a quick look at some fun salsa facts. We’ve gathered together some interesting facts about salsa and placed them below for everyone’s entertainment. Perhaps you should enjoy them with some chips and salsa.
- Salsa was invented by the Incas.
- The salsa we make today, however, is more like the salsa made by the Aztecs.
- In 1991, more salsa was sold in the U.S than ketchup and it’s been that way ever since.
- Currently, salsa is the best-selling condiment in the U.S.
- Every year, Americans purchase almost half a billion dollars worth of salsa.
- Salsa music was invented in eastern Cuba during the 1920s.
- The Pace company originally sold syrup, jams, and salad dressings, but ditched all of those lines to focus exclusively on making their Pace Picante.
- Pico de Gallo Salsa is Spanish and means “rooster beak salsa.”
Observing National Salsa Month
There are only about a million ways to enjoy salsa, but we decided to list some of our favorites below. While you’re enjoying one of these fine dishes with salsa, be sure to post a picture of it online using the hashtag #NationalSalsaMonth. We want to see how you’re enjoying salsa.
Ways To Enjoy Salsa:
- Huevos Rancerheros (eggs with salsa).
- Taco Pasta.
- Fajitas and Quesadillas.
- Salsa Pork Chops.
- Mac & Cheese & Salsa.
- Queso Dip.
- Salsa as a base for Bloody Marys.
- Salsa & Chips.