2020 1st Place Scovie Award Winning Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning Blend

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Brand New Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning just won 1st Place at the prestigious Scovie Awards in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  It’s a perfect blend of dehydrated vegetables, datil pepper and spices that will rock the world of salsa making.  Just mix  2 tablespoons of Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning and one 14.5 oz can of petite diced, no salt added tomatoes with their juices, and you have a huge bowl of freshly made, all-natural, unique salsa.  Refrigerate to re-hydrate the veggies, and you’re all set.

We’ve taken the hard work out of making great tasting salsa.  Each 8 oz bottle of Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning Blend makes approximately 18 large bowls of delicious salsa.  We use only the finest quality vegetables and spices along with premium datil peppers to make our Fresh From Florida certified Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning, consequently, you can take the credit for making the best salsa.

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Datil Pepper Salsa started it all.

Why a dry mix?  Doesn’t salsa usually come in a jar?  Salsa is what actually started our business.  We were living just outside Nashville, Tennessee and coming to St. Augustine, Florida every summer to enjoy the beaches and the sites of the Nation’s Oldest City.  When we discovered the unique datil pepper, that grows so well in North Florida’s warm climate and sandy soil, we immediately knew we wanted to incorporate it into our meals. My family loves salsa, and spicy foods so it just seemed like a natural progression when I started making salsa using datil peppers.

 What the heck is a Datil Pepper?

If you’ve never heard of a Datil Pepper, you are certainly not alone.  The most searched article on Datil Peppers was written by Alex Pooler for Visit St. Augustine: “What the Heck is a Datil Pepper?”

One of my first blogs was all about the Datil Pepper that St. Augustine claims as one of it’s own distinctive claims to fame.  Want to know more?  Check out “Datil Pepper, What’s A Datil Pepper?

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My grandmother canned every fruit and vegetable known to man, at least the ones she could easily grow or obtain in Florida.  I learned how to can and preserve nature’s bounty from Grandmother Vickers.  She was the epitome of a true Southern cook, and there were always at least two or three vegetables on the table for each meal.  Her pantry was stocked floor to ceiling with cans and jars of produce and fruit that she had lovingly washed, peeled, pitted, chopped, or whatever was necessary to preserve it’s freshness for years to come.

With years of experience helping grandmother, I knew how to can tomatoes, and I knew how to make salsa, therefore, putting the two together was the next step. Soon I was filling my pantry with jars of freshly made Datil Pepper Salsa.  I gave them away as gifts, I took them to parties, and above all, we ate lots and lots of salsa.

I couldn’t believe my son was selling salsa out of the back of his car at college.

My entrepreneurial son, Parker, started selling jars of my salsa out of the trunk of his car while attending Mississippi State University, and a business was born.  When we outgrew the cottage industry standards, the salsa had to be made in a USDA certified co-packing facility.  It took a long time to find one that could take my recipe, scale it up, and have the salsa meet my taste and quality standards.  We finally did find one, and for several years, things rocked on smoothly.  Until circumstances dictated that we needed to change co-packers.  Finding another facility to make “my” salsa proved a difficult and impossible task, so reluctantly, I took it off the market.  It was over a year later, just last Fall, that the idea for a dry salsa seasoning blend was born.

The easy way to make fresh salsa without all the mess.

The perfect way to make Datil Pepper Salsa, and it comes in a heat level for everyone.  Mild, Medium and Smokin’ Hot.  And if those aren’t just right, you can adjust the heat with one of my award winning datil pepper hot sauces.

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Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning, just like my other sauces and seasoning blends, was a labor of love.  I spent hours in the kitchen mixing spices and dehydrated vegetables.  Many versions went in the trash before I hit upon the right combination to meet my salsa standards.
I’ve done all the hard work for you.  This is the easy and inexpensive way to make fresh salsa at home without all the mess.  One 14.5 oz can of petite diced tomatoes (I prefer Hunts with no added salt), and 2 Tablespoons of Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning is all it takes.
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Be sure to use all the juices from the tomatoes, please don’t drain them.  Those juices soak into the vegetables, re-hydrating their fresh flavor and goodness.  If you like your salsa less chunky, just pulse the tomatoes in a blender or food processor for a few seconds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and enjoy!

You can also use 2 cups of fresh diced tomatoes, if your summer harvest provides a bounty.  Try it with diced mango, peaches or pineapple for a fruity salsa.

Need a quick and easy appetizer?  Look no further.  You need to try Datil Pepper Salsa.
Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning will be the hit of your next party.

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Stay tuned for more recipes using Delectable Datil Salsa Seasoning.  It makes an amazing dry rub seasoning for meats and vegetables, and is a wonderful addition to soups and stews.


Stay Spicy!


Products Used

Medium Salsa Seasoning OSA Gourmet Spices and Seasonings
Mild Salsa Seasoning OSA Gourmet Spices and Seasonings (1)
Smokin Hot Salsa OSA Gourmet Spices and Seasonings