How Much Does Salsa Cost?
Salsa is a tomato-based hot sauce that originated in Mexico and Central America. Salsa can come in many varieties of spiciness. The most basic of all salsa is known as the salsa cruda or raw sauce. This is made from tomatoes, lime juice, chili peppers, cilantro and other coarsely chopped ingredients. Salsa can be made fresh by combining different fresh ingredients purchased from your local market or they can be bought prepared in bottles or jars. How salsa is prepared can greatly affect the price of the product. Depending on the ingredients that will be added to the salsa, the price can be different as well.
How much is it?
- On average, salsa can cost anywhere from $2 for a simple, store brand salsa to as much as $10 for an authentic, homemade salsa. Most salsa jars are going to come in a 7, 16 or 38 ounce jar. These jars are generally made from glass, but some also come in a processed can.
- For example, a processed can of Embasa Salsa retails for $14 to $20 per 12 cans, which comes down to a little more than $1 per can.
- A popular brand such as Pace sells its brand for anywhere from $4 to $8. A 38 ounce jar, for example, retails for $6 to $9 online.
- A homemade salsa such as one created by Beanies Homemade retails for $5 to $7 per 16 ounce jar.
What are the extra costs?
- If you purchase salsa online through various homemade shops or even an online retailer, shipping charges may be applied.
- Some companies even allow you to customize your own salsa; you are able to pick out the ingredients and specify how spicy you want it. Something such as this may raise the price tag.
What is going to be included?
- When you buy a prepared salsa, it will include all the ingredients necessary for the product. Common salsas come with ingredients such as onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, and more. Some bottles will even include recipes and procedures of how you can use the product.
Tips to know:
- Salsa recipes are nearly endless. Most salsa recipes are going to call for things such as tomatoes, chile peppers, onions and various seasonings. As long as you have these ingredients, any type of salsa can be made.
- Salsa can be made from either uncooked ingredients or even those that have been smoked or roasted. Salsas are going to range anywhere from extremely spicy to a cool taste with no spice at all.
- Consider thinking outside of the box and having salsas such as a fruit salsa, cinnamon salsa and more. Each one will have it’s own taste and flavor that can be used for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
How can I save money?
- Prepared salsa can be cheaper and it has a very good shelf life. However, if you are in need of a larger portion of salsa, you may want to consider buying the ingredients separately and make your own salsa.
- Check your local farmers’ market for fresh salsa. This will be cheaper than buying the product online and paying for shipping.