The first time I had this salsa was in a Mexican restaurant in Napa, California called Ceilito Lindo. I loved the unique taste of their salsa and at first couldn’t figure out why. As I kept eating it I finally realized the flavor that was hidden in the salsa was corn tortillas. The tortillas really added an intense corn flavor. While we were there having dinner one night I asked the waitress if they added corn tortillas to their salsa and she was shocked that I asked that question. She said “Yes, we do! But it’s our secret ingredient.” I told her that this inside information was safe with me. I had never planned on giving up their secret, but now that Cielito Lindo has closed it doors, I feel it’s okay to share.
I have made this salsa with and without the corn tortillas and it’s great either way. I do prefer the addition of the tortillas for the extra flavor it adds. Either way, I know you will love this salsa as much as I do.