10 Sensational Salsa Recipes
Use it as a dip with your favorite chip, or spoon it over huevos rancheros—fried eggs on warm corn tortillas with jalapeños and avocados on the side. The secret shortcut is canned fire-roasted tomatoes that add a slight smoky taste.
- Recipe: Restaurant-Style Salsa
Corn-and-Black Bean Salsa
Chunky and flavorful, this salsa is almost a side dish. Spoon it inside cheese quesadillas before cooking, or serve it over hot, cheesy cornbread as a satisfying vegetarian snack.
- Recipe: Corn-and-Black Bean Salsa
This zesty blend is great with multigrain tortilla chips, or served as a topper for rich, meaty fish such as swordfish, halibut, salmon, or tuna.
- Recipe: Tomato-Olive Salsa
Smoky Orange-Jicama Salsa
Oranges and chipotle peppers create a delightful sweet-smoky combo that is tasty on many types of meat, from mild seafood to hearty steaks. Jicama is a turnip-shaped root vegetable with a very mild taste and a pleasant crunch.
- Recipe: Smoky Orange-Jicama Salsa
Pair it with lamb kebabs, pork tenderloin, or your favorite blue corn chips. The acid in the lime juice keeps the apples bright and crisp.
- Recipe: Apple Salsa
Fresh Tomatillo Salsa
Tomatillos are small green fruits with a tangy, citrusy flavor. Wash them to remove the slightly sticky coating before using. Some tomatillo salsas are cooked, but this raw version preserves the tart flavor, which brightens up foods from grilled chicken to fish tacos.
- Recipe: Fresh Tomatillo Salsa
The flavors are mild here, so the sweet crab has a chance to shine. Fold the ingredients in gently; you want them to be well mixed but still chunky. Serve cold with your favorite tortilla chips.
- Recipe: Crab-and-Avocado Salsa
A food processor gives a fine texture to this flavorful blend. It's delicious on quesadillas.
- Recipe: Salsa Fresca
The earthy heat from the dried chiles stands up well to grilled meats like skirt steak and pork tenderloin. Read the label before buying: Some dried chiles are super hot. You may want to use gloves to remove the very spicy seeds.
- Recipe: Salsa Roja
Grilled Pineapple-Mango Salsa
Pineapple and onion are grilled until slightly caramelized, adding a complex sweetness perfect for meats, like grilled pork, or mild grilled fish such as flounder, catfish, or tilapia.
- Recipe: Grilled Pineapple-Mango Salsa