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6 Delicious and Unique Salsa Recipes

May is National Salsa Month.  Salsa is the Spanish term for sauce. It’s also the Greek and Italian term for sauce.  Salsa is tomato-based, but it also includes additional ingredients like onions, beans, corns, and other spices.  Salsa works as a salad, sauce or relish.  Depending on your recipe, it can be fat or sugar-free!  The flavor, however, is wonderful.  

Think salsa is only for chips? While it is incredibly easy to throw together a simple appetizer with a salsa recipe, you can also use salsa as a topping for tacos, grilled chicken or other dishes.  When preparing a salsa dish, make sure to allow plenty of time for the mixture to chill in your fridge.  This will help with the flavors to meld.

Improve your cooking reputation by adding these 6 delicious recipes to your salsa repertoire:

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Sugar Chips via Cooking Classy

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Sugar Chips

So, anyone up for fruit salsa with baked cinnamon sugar chips? Well, yes!  Almost everyone loves dips and salsas especially when there’s something a little sweet on the side.  Have you tried cinnamon sugar chips with salsa?  You should! It’s a match made in heaven.

Restaurant-Style Salsa via Cant Stay Out of the Kitchen

Restaurant Style Salsa

This is a scrumptious recipe.  It is amazing and incredibly simple.  You’d need canned tomatoes and diced tomatoes for this one.  Grab green chilies as well, some cilantro, lime, garlic, onion, jalapeno pepper, and cumin.  All these recipes combined together will give you one wild ride.  It’s the real deal.  You’ll have your family or guests gobbling them down like crazy.  It’s healthy, gluten-free, vegan, and it’s low in calories!

It’s perfect for a quick Tex-Mex fix.  The flavors are superb and it’s incredibly easy to make.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde via Bunsen Burner Bakery

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

This is a nontraditional salsa verde recipe with its fire-roasted tomatillos, cherry tomatoes, spicy jalapenos, garlic and onion.  It’s a little sweet, a little tangy, a little spicy, but all in all, wholly delicious!  This isn’t the traditional salsa verde which why we chose this recipe to feature here.  It contains tomatillos and tomatoes. So, yes, it’s a little verde-ish.  Regardless of how you would want to call it, the fact remains that it is delicious!

There’s the little acidic flavor of tomatillos, the sweet cherry tomatoes, the spicy jalapenos, the bite of onion and garlic –  all roasted under the broiler and then blended together with cilantro and lime juice.

It is also the perfect recipe when you want to just buy ingredients from your local farmers.  This supports their business and guarantees their income.  There’s a certain satisfaction to eating food grown close to home.  You don’t have to go to the grocery store. You’d just have a box full of lettuce and corn showing up. 

Pineapple Salsa Recipe via The Gunny Sack

Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This salsa recipe beautifully combines sweet and spicy.  You can serve it with grilled chicken or fish.  You can also choose to serve it as an appetizer with chips. This is perfect for the summer with its bright colors and flavors.  If you haven’t tried this before, you might be wondering why anyone would want to add fruit in their salsa.  But this recipe would totally convert you.  It’s as good as fruits in salads.

Mango Salsa with Avocado via Natasha’s Kitchen

Mango Salsa with Avocado

This sweet chunky fresh mango with avocado salsa is perfect with chips, tacos, fish, or chicken.  You can prepare it in just under 5 minutes.  The salsa hits your taste buds in all the right places.  It’s sweet, savory, tangy, and fresh.  You can add some finely chopped or canned jalapenos to give it a little kick.  It is a scrumptious crowd-pleaser which your family will love.

Avocado Salsa Verde via Mexican Please

Avocado Salsa Verde

When you prepare this salsa recipe, you can expect to receive gushing inquiries, “Oh, this is delicious! What is this?”  It is vibrant, and has such a distinct flavor that people will likely assume this is difficult to pull off.  You’d think it is, but it is not.  It is actually one of the easiest sauces to make.  Once you’ve made it, you’ll be making it again and again.  It is perfect for dishes like spicy nachos, but it is actually a great addition to just about anything you can pair it with.  This recipe gives you incredible flavors for just the littlest amount of effort and a few ingredients.

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