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salsa recipes

Fresh Tomato Salsa
Whether you’re looking for a tasty accompaniment for your baked chicken or grilled shrimp or planning a glorious Cinco de Mayo menu, a fresh and fabulous salsa recipe is a must have. (As a bonus, many also happen to be Healthy Living recipes!) Learn more about many of the star ingredients—like peaches, mangos, tomatoes and corn—by checking out our seasonal primer.

Fresh Corn & Avocado Salsa

Strawberry-Jalapeño Salsa

Fresh Watermelon Salsa

Fresh Peach Salsa

Cowboy Salsa

Fresh Corn Salsa

Cactus Salsa

Homemade Salsa-PHILLY Dip

Avocado-Corn Salsa

Salsa Tips

Prep Pointers

  • Salsa is the perfect make-ahead party appetizer since it often tastes better the next day.
  • When cooking with chile peppers, wear disposable gloves and avoid touching your face, eyes or other sensitive areas.
  • Most of the heat in a chile pepper is found in the seeds and inner white membrane, so discard these for milder salsa. 
  • To easily chop a tomato for salsa, cut it into wedges, then cut the wedges into smaller pieces.
  • It’s easy to customize a salsa recipe to your family’s tastes.  If you know members of your family are not fans of a particular ingredient, like garlic or peppers, simply decrease or omit it.
  • Try using a sweet onion, like Vidalia or Maui, in place of a yellow or white onion in your favorite salsa recipe.  Sweet onions have a milder taste that works especially well in fruit salsas. 
  • Change up your salsa recipe by using non-traditional ingredients:  substitute fresh basil for cilantro; use roasted or grilled peppers instead of fresh; add sun-dried tomatoes.

Mealtime Ideas

  • Salsa can be a fresh and flavorful condiment with dinner, and tastes even better when you use in-season produce to make it. Visit our Seasonal Produce Guide for ideas.
  • If you have extra salsa in the fridge, try making our Salsa Turkey Grill sandwiches as part of a quick hearty lunch.
  • More than just tomatoes!  Fruit-based salsas, like Mango Carrot Salsa or Citrus Salsa make a great alternative to your usual salsa recipe and taste wonderful with baked or grilled fish.
  • Try making your own Fresh Tomato Salsa for taco night—pass around the table with your other favorite taco toppers.
  • Stir salsa into your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe for a new twist on an old favorite.
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