How We Started

Sidekicks Salsa was a total fluke started by two Clevelanders, Danny Soza & Jessie Green. In the summer of 2013, we participated in the Salsa Smackdown for Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market at Howe Meadow in Peninsula, Ohio. As the acting Sous Chef for Dante Boccuzzi Akron (DBA), Danny was asked to compete, and asked Jessie for assistance, who was running the front of house operations at a local restaurant.

Together, we won by a landslide.

Customers at the market began to ask if we were selling any of our winning salsa. It seemed like a far-fetched idea at the time, but with a few months of research and energy, Sidekicks Salsa was born! We worked endless hours to perfect the Garden Citrus Mild recipe used to win the competition.  Since then, we have expanded to add our Ohio Hot, SoGreen Salsa Verde, and You’ll Need a Cold Beer Extra Hot flavors.


What We’re Doing

Today, we produce our salsas locally in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio.  We take great care and pride in our ingredients and methods, focusing on healthy alternatives and the freshest fixings.  We use citrus juice and pure honey as our base and skip the bleached sugars and vinegar.  All of our salsas are low in sodium.  We take the time to make a reduction with citrus juice and fresh vegetables, as a unique way to concentrate all of our flavors.  The result is a fresh, bright and delicious taste.

We are best friends and sidekicks.  We believe we make a high quality product that you can enjoy with any meal.  Visit one of our retailers and pick up your favorite flavor. Check out our recipe section to discover how salsa is #notjustforchips.