WRITTEN BY LA VICTORIA STAFF
Did you know jarred salsa was invented 100 years ago? And we have La Victoria to thank for helping spice up every #TacoTuesday ever since. Looking to find a way to preserve the fresh taste of its mouthwatering recipe for authentic Mexican salsa, the folks at La Victoria took matters into their own hands and created the first-ever jarred salsa in North America in 1917. (For a little context, sliced bread wasn’t invented until 1928!)
Fast forward to a century later and that recipe for the now famous Salsa Brava still is made with the same simple ingredients and, along with 17 other deliciously festive varieties — all made with locally grown tomatoes that go from field to jar — is packaged in Southern California today. The La Victoria brand expanded to not only produce authentic, flavorful salsas, but also taco sauces, enchilada sauces, and chiles, all the while keeping the Mexican tradition alive and well in the hearts and bellies of generations of consumers.
“We are very proud to celebrate 100 years of providing authentic Mexican salsas and sauces in the U.S.,” says La Victoria Brand Manager Sebastian Friedman. “But perhaps more exciting is how we have transitioned with families across generations, inspiring people with distinctive flavors that allow them to snack well and use our products to create their own traditions and delicious meals at home.”
With summer in full swing, more time outside calls for easy weeknight meals on the grill, or a new favorite Sunday staple that’s made to enjoy with friends and family. Try this crisp salad that blends sweet mango with spicy habanero for the perfect kick.
LA VICTORIA® Mango Habañero Grilled Chicken Salad
Juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon honey
¼ cup olive oil
½ bottle of La Victoria Mango Habanero Salsa
4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup toasted almonds
1 sliced avocado
Make salad dressing: Place lime juice, honey and olive oil into mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Pour La Victoria Mango Habanero Salsa into resealable bag and add chicken. Marinate in refrigerator at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
When ready to eat, preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove chicken breasts from marinade and grill until cooked through (must reach internal temperature of 165 degrees F.)
Toss together half of the prepared salad dressing, fresh mixed greens, toasted almonds, sliced avocado.
Slice grilled chicken breasts and place atop salad; pour remaining dressing over chicken and enjoy!
Cheers to La Victoria and 100 years of jarred salsa! May our futures be filled with dinners with friends who become family and plenty of salsa for the table!
ABOUT LA VICTORIA® BRAND
Established in 1917 on the west coast of California, La Victoria brand was the first to make jarred salsa and is an original maker of Mexican sauces. La Victoria brand products include salsa, taco sauce, enchilada sauce, chiles, peppers, and fruit-flavored salsas. The line is known for its bold, robust flavors and is easily identifiable in the grocery aisle by its iconic jars. The La Victoria brand operates under MegaMex Foods LLC, a maker of a comprehensive portfolio of products that resonate with Mexican-American and mainstream consumers of Mexican foods.
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