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Is Salsa Gluten Free? Top Brands and Ingredients to Avoid

Chips and salsa are a beloved snack, but is salsa gluten free?

Is salsa gluten free?

With so many different salsa brands on the market these days, it can be tough to know which ones safe. In this article, we will discuss some of the best gluten free salsa brands and what ingredients to avoid.

Is Salsa Gluten Free?

Whether you have Celiac disease, a gluten allergy or intolerance, salsa is a tasty (and healthy) addition to many different dishes – from chips and tacos to chicken and fish. But is salsa gluten free? Well, that’s a great question! And the answer is… drumroll please… often. Pretty lame answer huh? 🙂

Like most things gluten free, the answer to “is it safe to eat?” requires a closer look.

So let’s check it out.

Almost all salsa is GF (yes!) because the main ingredients are typically diced tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. However, there are some variations of salsa that may include ingredients that contain gluten such as Worcestershire or soy sauce. A few brands even have wheat mixed in among the seasonings.

It’s a pretty safe bet that your favorite salsa is gluten free, however, make sure to always double check labels…you know the drill.

Top Gluten Free Salsa Brands

To help everyone out (myself too. I love me some chips and salsa), here is a list of a variety of different salsas made by popular brand and their current GF status. Enjoy!

Related Article: Gluten Free Chips: Which Brands are Safe

Is Tostitos Salsa Gluten Free?

Using mostly simple ingredients, all varieties of Tostitos salsa are GF.

Is Pace Salsa Gluten Free?

The whole line of Pace salsa is also gluten free!

See Pace Salsa Ingredients

Is Chili’s Salsa Gluten Free?

While I could not find an ingredient label for Chili’s Salsa, it is not listed on their gluten free menu.

*Side note, Chili’s chips and fries use a shared fryer, which means there is a high risk of cross contamination. So, sadly, they are not gluten free either 🙁

Is Newman’s Own Salsa Gluten Free?

According to their website, the following salsas are gluten free:

  • Mild Salsa
  • Medium Salsa
  • Peach Salsa
  • Pineapple Salsa
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • Mango Salsa
  • Salsa Con Queso

The Takeaway

Overall, salsa is a pretty safe bet when it comes to being gluten free. Of course, be sure to check the labels and/or ingredients list to be 100% certain. And if you’re ever in doubt, make your own at home! It’s easy (and delicious) to do.