May is National Salsa month! I love salsa, there are so many different kinds and brands and recipes out there. Some are made with cooked tomatoes that are pureed, others are made from peaches, or mango, there are some that are raw as well.
Pico de Gallo is an uncooked salsa that is basically tomatoes, onion, and chilies, they are chopped up mixed up with a citrus juice, most commonly lime and sometimes even cilantro.
There are other salsas that are sweet, spicy, and medium, it really is a versatile sauce and condiment that can lend its flavors to all different kinds of foods. I like salsa that is more smooth like a sauce where others like chunkier styles. No matter how it is done it is one of the best almost no calorie flavors you can add to just about anything.
Rudolph Foods is celebrating National Salsa Month with their pork rinds that are perfect for dipping into great salsas. If you are on a high protein diet and you are missing out on the snack factor, you need to try these pork rinds. Unlike potato or corn chips they are very low carb and naturally high in protein.
Did you know that Rudolphs Foods in Lima, Ohio is the Pork Rind Capital of the World? Wow, that is quite a distinctive title.
I have often wondered why pork rinds became such a popular snack food, especially in the south. It seemed like a strange thing to cook up and start to market. In 1955, John Rudolph learned of an untapped market for pork rinds and the Ohio entrepreneur quickly launched his own company producing pork rinds from smoked bacon rinds. By 1957, the meat industry no longer smoked the rind on the bacon. Under pressure to save their fledgling business, Mary put her home economics background to work and invented a revolutionary two-step process the company still uses today, to make the best pork rinds!
I don’t know about you, but for me its one of the few things I can really snack on now and then that does not mess with my diet of trying to stay low carb. It allows me to have a snack like everyone else and I get to eat my salsa with something that is dippable. What salsa recipes are you going to try this month? Don’t forget to pick up the Rudolphs pork rinds to eat with them, you will be in for a great treat! You can connect with Rudolphs Foods at their Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to keep the recipes and snacking coming! My basic recipe for salsa is below it is the one I use most often.