Fresh Salsa Recipes

These salsa recipes use fresh and flavorful ingredients, perfect for when the produce packs the farmer's market.

Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salsa

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Healthy and Fresh Salsas

We can't knock the convenience of canned salsa when guests are already at the door knocking, but when it comes to flavor, nothing can beat our fresh recipes.

First up, our superfast Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salsa comes together quickly. Adding the inner veins and seeds from the poblano chile will increase the heat in this salsa. Serve with tortilla chips for a fresh, summery appetizer.

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Avocado-Mango Salsa with Roasted Corn Chips

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Avocado-Mango Salsa with Roasted Corn Chips

Fresh avocado provides more than half of the 158 milligrams of potassium in each serving of this snack, which is also a good source of fiber and monounsaturated fat.

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Smoky Tomato Salsa

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Smoky Tomato Salsa

Smoked tomatoes and jalapeño pepper make a world of difference in this salsa and blend beautifully with the garlic and lime. Garnish with a cilantro sprig, if desired.

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Salsa Verde

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Salsa Verde

Two kinds of chiles come together to make this green salsa, brimming with flavor. Allow time for the salsa to chill in the refrigerator.

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Strawberry-Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips Recipe

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Strawberry-Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Make the chips in advance, cool completely, and store in an airtight container until ready to serve. This sweet salsa is the perfect snack time treat.

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Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa Recipe

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Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa

Grilled pineapple brings a delicious layer of irresistible flavor to traditional salsa ingredients.

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Salsa de Molcajete (Roasted Tomato and Green Chile Salsa)

Salsa de Molcajete (Roasted Tomato and Green Chile Salsa)

This is archetypal salsa, made from tomatoes, green chiles, cilantro, and lime. But more than a mere mix of ingredients, salsa de molcajete uses centuries-old techniques to combine flavors, bringing out the best of each.

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Pomegranate-Orange Salsa

Pomegranate-Orange Salsa

You can buy pomegranate seeds in the produce section of your grocery store for easy prep. The addition of jalapeño brings a nice kick of heat.

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Roasted Red Pepper-and-Corn Salsa

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Roasted Red Pepper-and-Corn Salsa

To keep the corn from drying out on the grill, soak the ears in water first. You can grill the corn and bell peppers at the same time, but check the peppers earlier, since they cook faster. The salsa is great as an appetizer or as a topping for grilled meats, fish, or poultry.

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Orange and Avocado Salsa

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Orange and Avocado Salsa

Serve this citrusy salsa with chips, or spoon it atop sautéed chicken breast or fish. If you want to make the salsa ahead, omit the cilantro and avocado, and stir them in just before serving. If you find blood oranges, substitute them for regular oranges for color.

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Nectarine and Radish Salsa

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Nectarine and Radish Salsa

Use this as a dip for toasted tortilla wedges and grilled bread or serve this no-cook condiment with grilled chicken, pork, or fish.

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Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa with Spiced Chips

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Pomegranate-Avocado Salsa with Spiced Chips

This jewel-toned dip makes the most of fresh winter fruit. If you can't find clementines, substitute tangerines. Bake the chips up to a day ahead, and store at room temperature in a zip-top plastic bag. You can also prepare the salsa, minus the avocado mixture, a day ahead. Stir in the mixture shortly before serving to keep the avocado green.

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Three-Fruit Salsa

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Three-Fruit Salsa

This salsa takes on a tropical appeal with it's Thai-inspired notes and fresh fruit flavor.

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Avocado Salsa

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Avocado Salsa

Though this recipe was originally created to top our Quick Vegetarian Chili with Avocado Salsa, it also tastes delicious as a dip with tortilla chips.

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Mango Salsa

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Mango Salsa

For a less spicy version, discard seeds and ribs from the jalapeño before chopping. If made in advance, stir the salsa just before serving.

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Salsa Manuela

Salsa Manuela

In this salsa from Casa del Sol in Cuidad Juárez. Mexico, the peppers are roasted and the tomatoes and onions broiled, giving the salsa a deep, roasted flavor. This salsa is traditionally mashed by hand if you decide to do the same, remember to wear gloves and don't wipe your eyes.

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