Salsa

Salsa, meaning sauce in Spanish, comes in so many variations. With so little to define a salsa, the ingredient combinations are endless. Fruit salsas are often chunky and satisfy any sweet-and-tangy cravings, while salsa verde is mostly liquid and can be used as a delicious sauce on everything from tacos to meat. This condiments adds big flavors to meals no matter what version you choose. Whether you’re putting together a plate of chips and salsa or using one of these recipes to spoon over a meal, Food & Wine’s guide has unlimited ideas.

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Salsa Picante


This nutty and toasty dried-chile salsa can gussy up fried eggs, soups, Hearty Mexican Cranberry Beans, braised vegetables, grilled meat and seafood—and even guacamole. 
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Cantaloupe Pico De Gallo

Chef Harold Moore adds floral, juicy cantaloupe and crunchy cucumber to his classic pico de gallo. It’s the perfect topping for grilled fish tacos. Slideshow: More Salsa Recipes
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Peach Salsa

Made in the summer with a juicy peach and ripe cherry tomatoes, this tangy salsa is perfect for scooping up with tortilla chips or spooning over grilled pork chops. Slideshow: More Salsa Recipes
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Habanero Salsa

Reprinted from All About Eggs: Everything We Know About the World’s Most Important Food. Copyright ©  2017 by Lucky Peach, LLC. Photographs and illustrations copyright ©  2017 by Tamara Shopsin and Jason Fulford. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC. Slideshow: More Salsa Recipes
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Cranberry Salsa

Got extra fresh cranberries? Try them in this spicy cranberry salsa. It’s equally at home served in a bowl, for scooping up with corn chips, or spread on a turkey sandwich. Slideshow: More Cranberry Recipes
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Black Bean and Corn Salsa

No disrespect to store-bought salsa, but this simple, homemade black bean-and-corn version is so much better. You can also toss it with chopped romaine and grilled chicken to make a satisfying salad or taco filling. Can’t get fresh corn? Use 1 1/2 cups thawed frozen corn in place of the fresh. Slideshow: More Salsa Recipes
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Wrinkled Berry Salsa with Herb & Kale Stems

Berries bring sweetness to an otherwise savory salsa. Reprinted from Scraps, Wilt & Weeds: Turning Wasted Food into Plenty by Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong. Copyright 2017 by Grand Central Life & Style. Published by Hachette Book Group (hachettebookgroup.com) Slideshow: More Delicious Salsa Recipes
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Charred Salsa Verde

Slideshow: More Delicious Salsa Recipes Reprinted from ¡Buenos Nachos! by Gina Hamadey. Copyright © 2016 by W&P Design. Published by Dovetail (www.dovetail.press)
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Pineapple Salsa Recipes

Fruity pineapple salsa is delicious on everything from spicy tacos to smoky ribs. Whether you're looking for a quick appetizer or want an easy way to add flavor to your favorite dishes, these salsa recipes are simple and delicious. Here, 6 of our favorite variations.