Fresh, homemade salsa is such a simple dip to make. It’s great for any kind of party you’re having, but you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy salsa. Once you whip up a batch, you can eat it all through the week in a variety of ways: snacking with chips, adding it to your scrambled eggs for breakfast, or even using it as a sauce for a baked chicken dinner. Salsa will keep for about a week in a sealed container in your refrigerator, or up to two months in your freezer.
The above video shows you how to make salsa two ways: as more of a pico de gallo with chopped fresh veggies, and in your food processor as a blended, restaurant-style salsa dip. The full recipe can be found here. Pico de gallo, also known as salsa fresca or salsa Mexicana, is simply chopped tomatoes, onions, and peppers, with cilantro and lime juice added on request. There is no cooking involved, you only need to gently mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Have you ever eaten salsa with a spoon after adding just a few more veggies and chunks of avocado? It’s similar to a cold gazpacho soup and it’s so tasty.
Now that you’re craving salsa and know how easy it is to make, think about what flavors you’d like to taste in your salsa and check out these recipes:
Salsa Verde Picante – This salsa is spicy and foolproof and uses green tomatillos for those who love that flavor. It does not have cilantro in it but you can add some at the end if you like.
Easy Fresh Salsa – Includes a tip about using a bit of extra virgin olive oil to tone down the acidity of your salsa
Restaurant Style Salsa – If you can’t make it out to a Mexican restaurant for chips and salsa, this recipe brings the restaurant-style salsa to you!
Avocado Corn Salsa – A copycat of Chipotle’s version that can be made in a shorter time than you would wait on the line at Chipotle.
Black Bean and Corn Salsa – For people who enjoy black beans in their salsas, this recipe serves 12 and would be great for a gathering.
Fruit Salsa – A sweet, tangy salsa made with berries, kiwis, and apples that is delicious with cinnamon chips and will make you feel like it’s summer during any season.
Pineapple Mango Salsa – With a prep time of 30 minutes, this salsa takes a little longer than the other recipes to prepare, but is totally worth it. The salsa tastes fantastic by itself, but would really make a poultry dish pop when added as a sauce.
Canning Your Own Salsa – Follow this recipe to make salsa that will be perfect for preserving in your own jars.