“Made locally in Melbourne, our fresh salsas are the unique and healthy alternative to saucy, mass-produced brands.“
Growing up in California, fresh salsa was found at every table, at every meal. I learned at an early age that a really great salsa is always fresh, handmade from ripe tomatoes, real chilies and only the freshest ingredients.
Salsa has a rich history that can be traced back to the indigenous Aztec, Mayan and Inca civilisations. Their land was rich and perfect for growing tomatoes, and they would combine tomatoes, chilies and other spices to add a wonderful flavour to their food.
It wasn’t until the Spaniard’s conquest of Mexico (1519-1521) that this wonderful condiment from ancient indigenous civilisations was discovered. Azetec lords passed the tradition of salsa to Spaniards, who passed these traditions to Central America and eventually the United States.
Corn chips and salsa are a sensational pair, but salsa adds delightful flavour and texture to many dishes and complements just about everything. Enjoy our different salsas as a snack, as a complement to your favourite dishes (Mexican and non-Mexican), or with one of our delicious burritos for a complete California Style experience. With no artificial preservatives, colours or flavours, Richie’s salsas are all gluten-free and dairy-free.
Traditional fresh reds
Traditional Fresh Reds are available in mild, medium and hot. Deliciously authentic, they are made with ripe tomatoes, jalapeno and habanero chilis, freshly squeezed lemon juice as a natural preservative and fresh coriander.
Mild is child-friendly with deseeded chilis and a thicker texture. Medium wins the fresh red popularity contest if you like a bit of heat – it’s hotter than the average jarred medium salsa. Hot is a step up, but as a delayed heat. It doesn’t overpower the flavour of the food you’re eating it with. It serves some heat without melting your shoes!
The deliciously rich Smoked Chipotle salsa is made with ripe tomatoes, chipotle, jalapeno and habanero chilis, freshly squeezed lemon juice as a natural preservative and fresh coriander.
Adapted from our traditional fresh red recipe, the smoky goodness of chipotle chilis makes this our most popular salsa. Aside from chip-dipping, this is great for putting on burgers or adding a fresh-roasted flavour to your favourite meal.
Tangy and slightly smoky, the wonderfully complex flavour of the Supreme Green salsa verde is made with tomatillos, jalapeno and chipotle chilis and fresh coriander.
The tangy flavour comes from the tomatillos, which are fruits that look like cherry green tomatoes but aren’t actually tomatoes at all. Chipotle chilis provide the slightly smoky flavour. A wonderful accompaniment to omelettes, grilled meats, fish, pesto pasta and delicious as a salad dressing.
Made with real avocadoes, Rockin’ Guac is a fresh guacamole made with premium avocados and Richie’s fresh red salsa. You won’t find any avocado pulp in our fresh guacamole!
Always the first to disappear at the salsa bar when we’re catering a small gathering or a large party, Rockin’ Guac’s wonderful fresh taste is available in mild and spicy versions. The mild is completely mild, while the spicy version kicks things up a few notches.