Let me preface by saying that Salsa and Salsa Con Queso are both awesome, but if I had to choose only one for the rest of time, I’m going to have to choose plain ol’salsa.
The reason I went with salsa until the end of time is because of nachos.
It’s hard to believe that there is any food that the amazing cheesy salsa doesn’t taste good with let alone one that is so closely paired with the wonderful tortilla chip.
So here’s what I’m talking about:
You make plate of nachos layered a mile high with your favorite choice of meats and cheeses along with other nacho toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, guac…
Oh guac, I love you….
Ahem. Back to the nachos.
…the sour cream, and olives, and peppers, and everything else your little heart desires.
And finally comes one of the hardest decisions of your life: What gets put on top of the beautiful, dare I say perfect, mountainous tortilla creation you’ve just concocted?
What will be the dollopous finale to the best work you’ve ever done in the kitchen on Mexican food night?
How will you remember this meal forever?
Like Gman says: “Time to choose”.
I’ve had this nachos dilemma.
Starring at each jar back and forth, each in turn, over and over.
But I have to choose the salsa because queso overtakes the other flavours and textures and I don’t think nachos are nachos without the salsa.
My ideal plate of nachos needs to be balanced with just the right amount of everything.
I need to keep it from becoming too cheesy, otherwise it’s just tortilla chips and cheese with a bunch of other things that don’t need to be there.
Nachos, you see, are far too important.
And it’s for this reason, I must choose the salsa.
Leave me a comment. What will you choose and why?
Thanks for reading and have a good day!
P.S. I’d like to thank Jeremy Schryer for introducing me to the experience of nachos I’ve come to know and love way back in 1998 at U-Betcha Tap & Grill; The Hideout in LaSalle, Ontario for having a really great plate of nachos; and lastly, Tostitos: Keep up the good work.
P.P.S. As I’ve been editing this article about my inner battle of choosing salsa or queso for a plate full of nachos, I’ve come to realize that my ridged idea of nachos can and should evolve with time and thus can be arranged on the plate in a more adventurous way. Perhaps even more than one plate of nachos can be made at the same time? It could be a nacho party. I’m now craving nachos…
P.P.P.S. Now as far as the decision between tortilla chips and queso or tortilla chips and salsa…Queso all the way.