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Explore the history of salsa


Last updated 5/7/2019 at 11:17am

FALLBROOK – The term "salsa" not only refers to a Latin style of dance, but it also doubles as the name of one of the world's most popular condiments. "Salsa" is the Spanish and Italian word for sauce, and the salsa that many people enjoy can be used as a sauce, topping, dip, or flavoring for many types of foods.

Although salsa has been America's favorite condiment since 2000, its popularity can be traced back thousands of years. The wild tomato, the main component of many salsas, is indigenous to South America. However, Central American nations were some of the first to domesticate the t...

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