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 Macha

This outside-the box salsa is made from a fragrant blend of toasted chiles, garlic, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Spoon it over Tuna-Avocado Ceviche, grilled fish, quesadillas, tacos, Mexican-style street corn, salad, pizza, or crusty bread.

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.  Slideshow: More Salsa Recipes 

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 

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 

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 

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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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 

Charred Salsa Verde

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

Spicy Cherry Salsa

Cherry season is finally upon us, and this slightly unusual recipe takes a savory and spicy spin on the summer stone fruit. Combined with cherry tomatoes, fiery Serrano pepper and cool cucumber, this might easily be your new favorite way to enjoy salsa.Slideshow: Fruit Salsa