Small batch, gluten-free, restaurant-style salsa cruda
Coronoavirus is a universal issue affecting us all. With that concern in mind, every unit of this product will be prepared and packaged personally by me, with gloved hands, placed into a paper bag, folded, and sealed with a sticker.
IT ALL STARTED
& THIRTY VOLUNTEERS . . .
"Necessity is the Mother of Invention" -- Proverb
You know that fantastic salsa they serve with warm chips at your favorite Mexican restaurant?
I wanted that same quality available to me in the supermarket, but I could never find its equal . . . so I decided it was time to make it myself! I crafted this restaurant-style recipe over time, adjusting the spices, adding some cilantro here, removing a garlic clove there. When I was finally satisfied I had made my ideal salsa, I placed a post on NextDoor asking for volunteers to sample it in exchange for their opinion. I received thirty replies in just a couple of hours, so I filled a lobster pot, created an anonymous online survey, and dropped 12 oz tubs of salsa off to my neighbors (most of whom I had never met!) It was a nerve-wracking experience. But when the surveys came back with remarks such as: 'Great salsa. This would be an instant replacement for the ones we buy currently' and 'When will this be in stores? I would buy it in a heartbeat!', I knew: this one was too good not to be shared!
Original: This is Where it All Began . . . .
Mild: For Those Who Like Just a Little Less Kick
And a New Item
Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo
PICKLED RED ONIONS!
Gorgeous garnet ribbons of pickled onions are a delicious and attractive addition to a variety of foods from Asian cuisine to hamburgers, and would of course be a perfect complement to any stay-at-home Cinco de Mayo meal you might make. These puppies elevate carnitas, tacos, and nachos to the next level!
12 ounce jars of pickled onions for $4.00. Onions must be refrigerated and will keep for two weeks. Quantities may be limited. Free 10 Minute Steakhouse Salad recipe included with first purchase.
Mamacita Menoka's Sensational Salsa is gluten-free and always made in small batches, with organic tomatoes and limited ingredients that are locally sourced and neighbor approved!
We are proud to be served
at Salem’s vintage
Victorian bar & music
2407 State St
Word on the Street
"My friends and I thought this was exceptional. Would definitely purchase in store!"
"It is fresher-tasting and more flavorful than the salsa at the Mexican restaurant we frequent!"
"Among the best salsa I've ever had. I would purchase this again and again."
“We eat A LOT of salsa in our house. This is one of, if not the best, salsa we’ve had!”
“Delicious! Perfect consistency!”
“Very good! I would not hesitate to make this my go-to salsa.”
“Oh man, that’s good! Yum! The pickled onions are amazing too! You have a new fan, we’ll let our friends know.”
"We all agreed that your salsa is the real deal. Deliciousness and didn't last long!"
"I am one picky snob when it comes to salsa, and I must say . . . that's some tasty stuff!"
"I ordered several <salsa and onions>. It's wonderful. If you like authentic salsa, this is the place. Please support this business so I can continue to order from them."
"Amazing! We are hooked! Seriously, the best salsa and the onions are wonderful, too!"
“Wanted to help out a neighbor and support her local business - but turns out this salsa is AMAZING! It's leaps and bounds better than any salsas I've gotten at the store, and I love that it helps support her small business. Will be ordering way more of this in the future!”
What will you make?
Send a snap of your creation to 503.804.9953!
I may feature it here!
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LIMITED TIME FREE DELIVERY
$4.00 per 12 oz jar pickled onions or $4.50 per 16 oz tub salsa, delivered directly to your door. Onions must be refrigerated and will keep for 2 weeks.
* My puppy continues to recover from surgery, and there will be no drop offs on Thursday, 5/21 or 5/28
Order week runs Friday through Tuesday. Orders placed Friday through close of business Tuesday will be ready beginning the Friday following that Tuesday; orders placed after close of business Tuesday through close of business Thursday will be ready beginning the next Friday. Production day is Wednesday. I make regular Saturday deliveries to Laurelhurst, Grant Park, Irvington and Alameda; all other neighborhoods are delivered on Friday, but if you need other arrangements, please leave a comment — I deliver anywhere on the east side on any afternoon except Wednesday! (No west side deliveries offered at this time.) Subscription-style plans available for recurring customers.
Venmo: Kristin Suter or @MamacitaSalsa
PayPal.Me/MamacitaSalsa (Copy and paste, will lead you directly to checkout.)
Cash: Just let me know this is your preferred method and place it in an envelope. I will text you beforehand so that it doesn't sit on your porch for extended periods.
PIONEER SCHOOL AT THE HOLLADAY CENTER
What is the Pioneer School at the Holladay Center?
This little-known public K-6 school serves Portland students who struggle with "social, emotional, and functional life skills". Having myself attended the adjoining school, Youngson Elementary, I have been familiar with the Holladay Center for over thirty years. To show my respect and support for their good work, I will be launching a fundraiser later this year, and donating a portion of each sale directly to the Pioneer School's General Fund. Please check back for further details!
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GET IN TOUCH
Kristin Suter: Owner/Chef
Elias Joven: Partner