I had real Mexican salsa for the first time at age nineteen. How I lived my life all that time without the magic of salsa, I don’t know. Luckily my salsa-less days are a thing of the past and this classic is now a staple in my diet.
Recently, while experimenting in the kitchen, I added an assortment of finely chopped fruit to some store-bought salsa I had. It was delicious and led me down a salsa rabbit hole which I still haven’t emerged from. I present you some of my findings – 8 Mouthwatering Salsa Recipes…
Of course, we’ll start off with classic restaurant-style salsa. Perfecting a homemade salsa is a must. With just a handfulof ingredients, you can personalize your salsa until it’s perfect!
Avocado and mango is a really refreshing flavor combination. This salsa would work well with grilled fish and coconut cauliflower rice.
Using cucumber makes a lighter and crunchier salsa. Topped on some roast chicken? Yes, please!
A salsa on the tropical side! Pineapple gives it a much stronger fruity taste. One of my favorite dishes at a Mexican place close to my house contains pineapple. The flavor works!
This creative spin on salsa works well with salmon, and also with steak! The sweet strawberries and tart balsamic is a wonderful combination.
Who says grilled chicken has to be boring? Take it to the next level and top it with peach and nectarine salsa, like the recipe above. Yum!
Another flavorful classic. If you want to eat salsa as a dip and not a topping, plantain or vegetable chips are a great alternative.
8. Banana Pepper Salsa
My sister introduced me to the wonder that is banana peppers when she insisted on having some on a pizza we ordered once. I’ve never looked back! Banana peppers give salsa delicious flavor.