ALDI now has Salsa Verde, and I’m there for it!
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I’ve been saying for years that ALDI needs to carry salsa verde as a regular buy — and now, look at this! Dreams really do come true. 😉
Specially Selected Roasted Verde Salsa now comes in a mixed case with two other varieties, so you might need to dig a little to find some; look for this case on the shelf with all the other salsas, near the tortilla chips. I’ve been buying this salsa for at least a month now, and am so happy not to have to make a trip to another store to find green salsa.
An ALDI Salsa Verde review
As advertised, Specially Selected Salsa Verde from ALDI is a tangy yet mild green salsa, featuring a blend of tomatillos and roasted jalapeños.
I’ve generally been pleased with ALDI salsas (try the chipotle-lime, too!), and their new roasted verde salsa is no exception. This is a solid salsa verde, with both the flavor and texture you’d expect. The tangy tomatillos and lime juice balance out the roasted jalapeño and tomato flavor well, and this salsa verde is just as good paired with tortilla chips as it is as an ingredient. (And yes: There will be more salsa verde recipes forthcoming!)
Specially Selected Salsa Verde ingredients
OK, so what’s in Specially Selected Salsa Verde at ALDI? I was pleased to see the simple ingredients here, since the Hatch Valley salsa they occasionally carry is thickened with Xanthan gum and not at all the same as the Trader Joe’s version. I was also pleased to see that it’s not heavy on cilantro, and that the very first ingredient is (as it should be) tomatillos.
Specially Selected Salsa Verde ingredients include tomatillos, roasted jalapeño peppers, roasted tomato puree, and water, plus less than 2% of onion, salt, lime juice, distilled vinegar, cilantro, garlic, spice, and natural flavor.
How do I use salsa verde?
How do I use salsa verde? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Lately, I’ve just been mixing a little Specially Selected Salsa Verde in with some mashed avocado, making a quick-and-dirty-almost-guacamole dip for chips and nachos.
But, salsa verde is also the best for cooking — and its mild yet tangy flavor lends itself really well to slow cooker recipes. For instance, try:
- Vegetarian elote tortilla casserole — when ALDI’s frozen elote style corn rolls around as a special buy!
- Slow cooker salsa verde pulled pork
- Slow cooker salsa chicken
Use salsa verde anywhere you’d use another ALDI salsa, for a mildly spicy & tangy flavor.
How do we know salsa verde is here to stay?
While we’ve seen some other salsa verdes appear and disappear as ALDI special buys, Specially Selected Roasted Verde Salsa now sports a regular buy price tag. At an everyday price of $1.99, it’s a decent value — and, especially these days, well worth it to avoid making a separate trip to another store.
What have you been excited to find at ALDI lately?
Salsa verde is my latest ALDI excitement, but what have you been pleased to find there lately? And for more ALDI fun, don’t miss: All of my ALDI product reviews, here.