In 2017 Kathleen, who also goes by Catalina, traveled to Mexico to explore, study Spanish, and live with a close family friend, Tia Nella. She taught her to make Salsa Chile de Árbol in a molcajete. Gracias, Tia. That was the beginning of our salsa journey. Catalina fell more deeply in love with the food, the country, the people, and their language. After returning to the states she continued to make stone ground salsa by hand in her home for her own meals. Friends and family soon started buying salsa from her and in 2018 she organically started a small salsa company out of her home kitchen hand making Salsa Chile de Árbol.
Today, we offer a variety of flavor profiles and heat levels in our salsa line. Our salsa is still stone ground with volcanic hand-carved stones from Mexico in small batches. We hand toast dried chiles and use locally grown produce from small farms in Sonoma County, California using sustainable agricultural practices. We believe strongly in supporting local agriculture and local farmers. Salsa with these chiles can be found all across Mexico. While the ingredients stay consistent, each one is as unique as the person that makes it. Our recipes are based on traditional recipes. They are the flavors of Mexico.
Each jar of Sabor de Salsita is made with love. May these salsas brighten your cuisine.
In addition to our salsa line, Tienda Salsita works collaboratively with master artisans throughout Mexico to create beautiful, traditional, and sustainably made home goods. Our goal in Mexico is to partner with artists to ensure craft preservation and job creation in the small craft communities we work with. We are strongly committed to creating and promoting ethically made goods. We support artists and creators that share this commitment to sustainability and traditionally made products.
TIENDA SALSITA translates to Little Salsa Shop.
SABOR DE SALSITA translates to the flavor of Salsita. This is our small batch salsa line.