Zesty Salsa Recipes
Salsa—typically made with chopped tomatoes, onions, peppers and other ingredients—is a staple of Mexican and Latin American cuisines. Try our recipes that include corn, black beans, avocado, mango and more.
Mexican Corn Salsa
We love the sweet heat of this sunny salsa. This recipe comes from the Glass Rooster Cannery cooking school and farm store in Sunbury, Ohio.
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Fried Trout with Cherry-Pecan Salsa
Talk about a taste of summer! The cherry-pecan topping on our fried trout blends the flavors of cherries, red onions, cilantro, peppers and pecans into a salsa like you've never had before.
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This is a mild Salvadoran-style salsa, where most of the flavor comes from tomatoes, so choose the ripest, reddest ones you can find. It is the traditional topper for pupusas, the specialty at 3 in 1 Restaurant in Indianapolis.
Avocado gives some creamy body to TV host and author Andrew Zimmern's version of fresh salsa verde. Though tasty with chips, it's especially good on tacos for cutting the richness of fattier meats like pork carnitas.
Cincinnati chef Jose Salazar shares the secrets to the ceviche served at his restaurant Mita's. This bright and refreshing Peruvian salsa recipe is the ultimate no-cook party food.
Mojo Pork Chops with Fruit Salsa
The peppy pineapple and mango salsa almost hogs the spotlight—it's good enough to eat like a salad. Try it on its own, or with other meats.
Blackened Tomato Salsa
Chipotle peppers and broiled tomatoes make for a bold, smoky challenge to standard salsa.
Fresh Corn, Tomato and Chipotle Chile Salsa
Homemade salsa bursts with freshness thanks to straight-from-the-garden corn, tomatoes and sweet peppers. Chipotle chiles add a hint of heat alongside the tangy lime juice. It's like a bite of summer when scooped up on corn chips. You can also serve it with grilled meat or poultry.
Blueberries, oranges and mint lend a fresh taste to this balsamic-based salsa. Serve with grilled pork, chicken or fish.
Pineapple-Cucumber Salsa Pico de Gallo
This salsa is the zestiest way to get your veggies. For the best results, chop the fruit and vegetables evenly into a 1/4-inch dice.
No-Cook Salsa Verde
The avocado in this piquant puree of lime, cilantro, onion and tomatillos gives the salsa some richness and body.
Tropical Tomato Salsa
Try this sweet, colorful salsa—made with tomato, mango and melon—over chips, fish or chicken.
Garden Salsa Jam
This jam is made with the fresh veggies you might find in salsa.
The tomatillo resembles a green tomato with a husk, but has a very different tart flavor. All this recipe requires is a quick chop and stir.
This refreshing salsa is a great topper for pan-seared or grilled chicken breasts, pork chops or even fish. (Try it in tacos!)
Fresh herbs, tomatoes and avocados create a refreshing salsa. Serve with pita or tortilla chips.
Black Bean Salsa
This salsa does double duty as a tortilla dip or a meat topper. Serve with a slotted spoon over grilled pork, smoked bratwursts or sausages, grilled chicken or salmon.
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Chunky Tomato Salsa
Tomato plants gone wild? This giant batch of salsa will help deplete the vines.
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Mangoes and lime juice add a sweet and tart blend of flavors to this salsa. Use it as a dip or to top fish or chicken recipes.
Make this thick and chunky salsa with fresh tomatoes from your garden. Add more jalapeño peppers if you prefer more heat.