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.
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.
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
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
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