About Hot Mama Salsa

  • Hot Mama Salsa is hand-crafted in PDX, OR. We use fresh, locally-farmed ingredients in season to craft our family recipes originating in the SW desert. We live for quality, flavor & authenticity.
    2015 Best of Portland - Willamette Week

Our Salsas

Gramal’s Chilie

Tomatoes, Jalapeno Pepper, Onion, Cilantro, Garlic, Sea Salt, Basil, Oregano

Salsa del Papa Loco

Jalapeno Pepper, Tomato Juice, Onions, Chili Pepper Paste, Cilantro, Garlic, Lime Juice, Agave, Sea Salt, Oregano

Salsa Verde

Tomatillo, Onion, Jalapeno Pepper, Lime Juice, Avocado, Sea Salt

Salsa Mexicana

Tomatoes, Chili Pepper, Onion, Tomatillo, Water, Agave, Garlic,Cilantro, Sea Salt.

Where to Find

  • New Seasons Markets:

    Arbor Lodge, Concordia, Progress Ridge, Williams, Hawthorne, Seven, Corners, Sellwood, Grant Park, Nyberg Rivers Orenco Station, Cedar Hills, University Park, Woodstock & Slabtown.

    Other Markets:

    Sheridans Fruit Co., Green Zebra Grocery, Village Market, Darlin Vintage - Newberg, Alberta Co Op, Cherry Sprout Produce, Ps & Qs Market, Food Front NW, Whole Foods: Hollywood, Bridgeport Barbur & Freemmont.


    Skyline Tavern, Sweedeedee, Turn Turn Turn, The Liquor Store, Ash Street Saloon, Portsmouth Pantry, The Broth Bar, Old Salt Marketplace

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Chili Oils

This is the product I make for myself. The Chilie de Arbol is one of my favorite dried chilies, it's flavor is deep and earthy. I toast this dried chilie with garlic in peanut oil and it's flavor and heat blossom and become nutty and delicious. It is the best thing you could put on a slice of pizza. It's also great on grilled meats, roasted vegetables, tossed on noodles, and in soups and stews.

Guajillo Chilie Oil: I started making this oil for my family who can not take as much heat as I like. I use the Guajillo chilie, another one of my favorite dried chilies. It's flavor is sweet and earthy with a hint of smoky richness. It is fantastic with mushrooms, shrimp, and kale.

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Habanero Hot Sauce

I began making this hot sauce for the farmers market crowd that keep saying nothing was hot enough for them. When I was young I never liked the Habanero because I could never taste it's flavor, most of the hot sauce I'd tried just hit your palate up front with heat and the flavor was lost. Once I started working with Grey on the farm I began to understand the nuances of the Habanero. I knew they need something sweet to delay the heat so that you could taste the flavor of the chili before the heat set in. I didn't want to use sugar in our products so I looked toward Central American cooking that often uses root vegetables with chilie peppers and added the roasted carrot. The carrot gives the hot sauce the sweetness you need to be able to taste the fruity floral notes of the Habanero before it's heat hit your palate. This hot sauce is sweet, fruity, and delicious. Count on it for about a 5 minute burn.

Farmer's Markets

  • PSU: Saturdays Year Round 8:30-2 Winter 9-2
    Kenton: Wednesdays June through September 3-7pm
    Hollywood: Saturdays Year Round, 8-1 Winter, 9-1 every first and third Saturday
    St. Johns: Saturdays May through October, 9-2
    King: Sundays May through November, 10-2