Our Best Fresh Salsa Recipes

Showcase fresh fruits and vegetables in these sweet-and-spicy salsas that can be served as appetizers or toppings for grilled meats, poultry and seafood.

  • Melon Salsa
    Photo: Iain Bagwell

    Melon Salsa

    Use any orange- or green-fleshed melon for this sweet and zesty fruit salsa and serve it as an appetizer with chips or with grilled fish, chicken or pork.
  • <p>Chunky Strawberry-Avocado Salsa</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Chunky Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

    This salsa is the definition of summer simplicity, featuring sweet strawberries, crunchy radishes, and creamy avocado.
  • Roasted Corn Salsa

    Roasted Corn Salsa

    Fresh corn, tomatoes, onions, and parsley are tossed with a sweet-hot vinaigrette to make this favorite summertime salsa. Pair with tortilla chips for a colorful appetizer or serve alongside grilled burgers, chicken, or ribs.
  • <p>Summer Squash and Zucchini Salsa</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Summer Squash and Zucchini Salsa

    If you have an overflowing abundance of summer squash and zucchini in your garden, this is the recipe for you. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish.
  • <p>Smoky Black Bean and Mango Salsa</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Smoky Black Bean and Mango Salsa

    Smoky, sweet, and a tiny bit spicy, this salsa makes a divine topping for tacos.
  • Avocado-Mango Salsa
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Avocado-Mango Salsa

    Made with the freshest of ingredients, this salsa stands alone as an appetizer with your favorite chips, or serve as a topping on your favorite white chili.
  • Three-Fruit Salsa
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Three-Fruit Salsa

    Combine strawberries, mango and cantaloupe for the base of this fruit salsa, and then add some savory flavor with cucumber, bell pepper, and onion. Serve this fruit-and-veggie salsa as a side dish or a topping for grilled fish or chicken.
  • Spring Salsa
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Allison R. Banks

    Spring Salsa

    This colorful salsa with corn, tomato and jalapeño pepper would be equally delicious served over salad greens or in warm tortillas with grilled chicken.
  • <p>Red Onion, Olive, and Feta Salsa</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Stying: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Red Onion, Olive, and Feta Salsa

    This Mediterranean-inspired salsa features kalamata olives, oregano, and feta cheese. Serve with pita chips or as a topping for Greek lamb burgers.
  • Green Apple-Cucumber Salsa
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Green Apple-Cucumber Salsa

    This refreshingly tart salsa features Granny Smith apple, cucumber and jalapeño tossed in a mixture of fresh lime juice and brown sugar. Use it as a topping for grilled pork tenderloin or grilled pork chops.
  • Blueberry Salsa
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Amy Burke

    Blueberry Salsa

    Fresh blueberries provide the sweet while jalapeño pepper, bell pepper and cilantro provide the savory. Serve with toasted flour tortilla strips for an easy appetizer or side dish.
  • Green-Tomato Salsa
    Photo: John Montana; Styling: Lynn Miller

    Green Tomato Salsa

    Go green the next time you make salsa with this recipe featuring green tomatoes, jalapeño, avocado, and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or use as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.
  • Nectarine and Radish Salsa
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr

    Nectarine and Radish Salsa

    Serve this no-cook condiment with grilled chicken, pork, or fish. Or use as a topping for grilled bread or a dip for toasted tortilla wedges.
  • <p>Golden Pico de Gallo</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayor

    Golden Pico de Gallo

    This pico de gallo is "golden" because it highlights yellow tomatoes, orange bell peppers, and pickled banana peppers.
  • Strawberry-Avocado Salsa
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

    Serve this sweet and savory salsa with roast chicken, sautéed fish, or grilled pork tenderloin. You can also enjoy it as a snack with baked tortilla chips.
  • Smoky Tomato Salsa
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Smoky Tomato Salsa

    Smoked tomatoes and jalapeño pepper make a world of difference in this salsa and blend beautifully with the garlic and lime.
  • Roasted Red Pepper-and-Corn Salsa
    Randy Mayor; Mary Catherine Muir

    Roasted Red Pepper-and-Corn Salsa

    Showcase grilled fresh corn in this savory corn and roasted bell pepper salsa. Serve it with chips or on top of grilled chicken.
  • <p>Salsa Verde</p>
    Photo: Randy Mayer; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen

    Salsa Verde

    Salsa verde is a versatile Latin condiment. Serve it over tacos, grilled steak or fish, or even hot dogs. Use it to make enchiladas or flavorful slow-cooker chicken. Of course, there's always the option to eat it plain with tortilla chips!
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