Fresh, chunky, delicious, homemade…all words that describe: SALSA.
Salsa is the perfect condiment that can be made at year round, but especially when we can make it with fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden. It’s great with anything from chips to bread to chicken and of course tacos(!!) and even as a topping for eggs. We’ve gathered some of the most delicious salsa recipes for you to try and enjoy.
Different types of salsas:
Salsa comes in different styles, here are a few of the most common and popular types and styles of salsas:
- Picos – this style of salsa is an uncooked raw salsa
- Salsa verdes – a tomatillo based salsa to give it that lovely green color
- Salsa Rojas – literally meaning a red sauce salsa
- Salsa Criolla – an onion based salsa as opposed to a tomato based salsa
- Salsa Taquera – which means a taco sauce salsa
- Salsa Ranchera – a roasted tomato based salsa that goes great with eggs
1. Fresh Pineapple Salsa | NoBiggie
2. Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa | Jessica in the Kitchen
3. Homemade Blender Salsa | NoBiggie
4. Habanero Pineapple Salsa | Our Sweetly Spiced Life
What ingredients can I substitute in Salsa?
Salsa recipes are very forgiving… if you don’t have certain ingredients you can try a substitute. Here are some the ingredients you can substitute:
- Cilantro – If you do not have cilantro you can try parsley or basil.
- Tomatoes – If you do not have tomatoes you can use other items like mangoes, pineapples, strawberries and even onions
- Vinegar – If you don’t have vinegar or just don’t like the flavor you can use lemons or limes as your acid.
5. Fresh Mango Salsa | NoBiggie
6. Pineapple Salsa | House of Yumm
7. Pico de Gallo | NoBiggie
8. Copycat Chipotle Hot Salsa | Culinary Hill
What Is The Best Way To Preserve Salsa?
- The best way to preserve a homemade salsa would be to make a cooked salsa and use a canning method to be able to preserve a fresh homemade salsa to make it shelve stable.
Can Salsa Be Frozen?
- The quick answer, Yes. Some salsas don’t freeze well, and it depends on your preference too. Salsa can be frozen in air tight containers or in freezer bags with all the air squeezed out. Keep in mind that when you thaw your salsa there will be liquid that you will want to drain out before eating or using. Frozen salsa will keep in the freezer for about 2 months.
9. Cowboy Caviar | NoBiggie
10. Strawberry Pineapple Salsa | Erhardts Eat
11. Tomatillo Salsa | Taste and Tell Blog
12. Fresh Peach Salsa | Lil Luna
How long will salsa last in the refrigerator
- 5 – 7 days in an air tight container
Can Salsa Be Cooked:
- Salsas can be cooked if you are looking for a less vibrant salsa with a deeper flavor. It all depends on the preference of you and your family.
13. Hatch Chile Salsa | Chili Pepper Madness
14. Restaurant Style Salsa | The Cozy Cook
15. Roasted Salsa Verde | Leelalicious
16. Corn Salsa | Carls Bad Cravings
17. Jalapeno Salsa | Everyday Latina
18. Fresh Apple Salsa | Home and Travel Café
How Do You Thicken A Watery Salsa:
- For a cooked salsa: you can thicken it if it’s too watery by adding 1 tbsp of cornstarch and water to a bowl creating a paste for every cup of salsa you want to make thicker. Add your salsa to a sauce pan bring it to a simmer, add the cornstarch paste and stir for about 1 minute bringing the salsa to a boil then bring down to a simmer for about 1 minute, then remove from heat.
- For a fresh uncooked salsa: the best way to ensure that you don’t end up with a watery salsa would be so squeeze or scoop out all the mush parts of your tomatoes before chopping them and this will eliminate the excess water that tomatoes release.
- You can also just spoon out excess liquid and discard if you prefer it less watery and more chunky.
19. Creamy Cucumber Salsa | Together as Family
20. Fresh Tomato Salsa | Little Broken
21. Cilantro Lime Salsa | Stacey Homemaker
22. Black Bean Salsa | The Blond Cook
23. Fire Roasted Salsa | Butter Your Biscuit
How Do You Fix A “Bad” Salsa
- Too Spicy – Add more acid like fresh lemon or lime juice, serve with sour cream, add sautéed onions, add some sweetness.
- Too Sweet – Add white or apple cider vinegar and wait 30 minutes. Make sure you only add a small amount at a time.
- Too Bland – add lemon or lime and more salt, this combination brings out the flavors in salsa.
24. Fresh Cucumber Salsa | One Dish Kitchen
25. Nectarine Basil Salsa | Pinch of Yum
26. Salsa Roja | Tastes Better From Scratch
27. Mexican Salsa | Savory Tooth
28. Strawberry Avocado Salsa | Our Salty Kitchen
29. Cranberry Persimmon Salsa | Eat Something Sexy
30. Mexican Cabbage Salsa | Vegan Blueberry
31. Chunky Avocado Salsa | Cookie and Kate
Which recipe will you try first?