I may have mentioned my love of all things hatch chile. This one gets me every time. I never know if the Hatch brand uses hatch chiles, or if they just got clever on the name, but I’ll buy their products more often than not.
For this week, I was in Boise, ID and trying to stay on my diet. To do this, I needed to grab my breakfast fixins – spinach, salsa, and guacamole. I was prepared for some dire choices when it came to salsa, but Boise has surprised me on more than one occasion for being more cosmopolitan than I would have thought, and last week was no different. Their salsa selection was almost as deep as my little hometown, which isn’t saying a whole lot, but it did mean that I could get some decent salsa.
So, instead of grabbing another flavor of Mateo’s (my current favorite) I grabbed the Hatch Serrano salsa. I’ve started to lean more towards the Serrano for the flavor and the heat. It has much more flavor than a jalapeño, and a little more heat, which I don’t mind, especially when I’m on my own.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to test the Hatch salsa out with any corn chips. I was already way above my daily calorie count, being on the road and dieting is tough, so I had to forgo the chips and salsa as a snack, even for the posterity of my review.
But I’m happy to report that this salsa is exceptional. While not a “hatch” salsa, the name does make it a “hatch” salsa, doesn’t it? Hence, it must qualify in my book as a good hatch salsa, regardless of its misleading label.
The salsa was a little spicier than the “medium” label would suggest, but that’s to be expected with a serrano chile. Other than that, it is a very good all around salsa for flavoring. It did not disappoint, and it helped me stick to my diet for the week.
The calories are low, so I was very liberal with my usage, knowing that I had to sacrifice this salsa at the end of the week – there’s no way I would use a whole jar in a week.
I’ll pick this one up again sometime in the future and try it with my new favorite chip – HEB Unsalted Tortilla Chips.