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The Only Salsa You Need

The Only Salsa You Need

The key is to char the ingredients under the broiler for a roasty flavor, then blitz it in batches for a texture that’s right in between smooth and chunky. Basically, it’s pico de gallo, but make it roasted.


  • 2 lb. tomatoes, cored, cut in half crosswise
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced into ¼"-thick rounds
  • 3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • Tortilla chips (for serving)

Recipe Preparation

  • Heat broiler. Place tomatoes cut side down on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Fit onion, chiles, and garlic around tomatoes so everything is snug but not overlapping. Broil, turning onion and chiles once, until lightly charred, about 6 minutes for chiles and garlic and 15–18 minutes for tomatoes and onion.

  • Peel garlic and place in a food processor along with half of the tomatoes. Pulse until very smooth. Add remaining tomatoes and pulse until tomatoes are mostly broken up but mixture still has some texture. Transfer to a medium bowl. Finely chop onion and chiles and mix into purée; season with salt. Let cool. Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Season salsa with more salt if needed. Serve with chips.

Reviews SectionI agree with chmaine-- at the outset, it seems unfocused but a few hours later and this is one of the best salsas I've had, full stop. As far as spice goes, it seems to be like medium+ for normal palettes. I wanted to say this because I saw the one-star review and I feel like that was a fluke.The key to salsa is letting it sit for a day in the fridge to meld those flavors together. Love the charring!We did not care for this salsa at all. It's rather boring despite the charring. I don't know what it is, as the ingredients seem like they'd make a decent salsa, but it just doesn't work. Initially made it according to the recipe, then tried putting in some additional hot sauce, but it still falls short. Didn't even keep it.AnonymousMinneapolis, MN08/18/19

The Only Guacamole Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Spend three minutes reading this post and your reward is a lifetime of Epic Guacamole that can be made in seconds, not minutes.

You’ll be surprised how such a simple recipe can make guacamole taste so complete.

Homemade Salsa

This recipe is very versatile. If you don’t like onions, you don’t have to put them in. If you don’t like garlic, you don’t have to use them.
Make it how you like it.
The seeds in the peppers are what add more spice to your salsa. So if you like a spicier salsa, add more seeds from the jalapeno and bell peppers. If you really want it hot, use a red hot jalapeno pepper. If you want a milder salsa, use red bell peppers in place of the green peppers and take out all of the seeds in the jalapeno peppers.

The recipe below is a little bit spicy but not so hot that you need to call the fire department.

Yield: 8 - 9 half pints

Prep Time: 20 - 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours


&bull 5 pounds tomatoes (blanched, skinned, cored and chopped into 1 inch cubes)
&bull 4 green peppers (chopped into small pieces)
&bull 1 large onion (chopped into small pieces)
&bull 4 jalapeno or hot peppers cut into small pieces &ndash use ½ or ¾ of the seeds depending on the level of &ldquohotness&rdquo you want
&bull 4 tablespoons minced garlic
&bull 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
&bull ½ cup vinegar (5% acidity)
&bull 4 teaspoons salt
&bull 2 teaspoons of sugar for every half pint filled


1. Blanche tomatoes and cut into 1&rdquo pieces or smaller.
2. Cut onions and peppers into small pieces.
3. Add all ingredients, except sugar, into a large pan and bring to a boil. Boil and reduce until half the original amount (about 1 hour).
4. Before filling jars, make sure the lids and jars are sterilized. Run them through your dishwasher or sterilize them in hot water.
5. Put 2 teaspoons of sugar into each half pint used.
6. Pour hot salsa immediately into the jars leaving ½&rdquo space on top.
7. Put lids on jars and seal tightly, using a cloth to hold the hot jars.
8. When done filling jars, go back and retighten previous jars. Wait for the lids to seal. Listening for the &ldquopop&rdquo.
9. You don&rsquot need to pressure cook or hot bath because the hot salsa seals the jars on their own. The vinegar in the recipe along with the acid of the tomatoes kills the bacteria while cooking. However, if you feel you would like to pressure cook or use a hot bath for your jars, you can and it will not affect the salsa.

The goal of this mango salsa is to make your life easier. That means it shouldn’t take long for you to make, so you can enjoy it ASAP.

The time saving kitchen appliance that makes this mango salsa extra easy to make is a food processor. Before blending everything up, you will need to do a little prep.

1. First prepare the cilantro by washing, drying, and tearing off the leaves.You will first chop the red pepper, green pepper, and red onion into medium sized chunks and throw it into the food processor. Next, measure out th

Paired with tortilla chips, this salsa makes a great snack. It also tastes out of this world topped on your seafood of choice. My personal favorite way to eat it is with tortilla chips from Siete Foods. Their tortilla chips are made of cassava flour (taro root), which is a nutrient rich root vegetable that is native to South America. Cassava is high in vitamin C, Folate, and Potassium. It is also considered a resistant starch, which is beneficial to feed the “good” bacteria in your colon (1)! The cassava flour gives the chips a nice crispy texture and also is an excellent grain-free alternative to traditional tortilla chips. These chips are fried in avocado oil, which is honestly my favorite part. It is so difficult to find chips that are not fried in carcinogenic canola oil or other industrial seed oils. They are a bit pricey because of the high-quality ingredients they are made of, but so worth it.

Going to a social event any time soon? I make this salsa for parties, and it is always a crowd favorite! So make this salsa for yourself, but also share it with friends, because it hits all of your bases. It is easy to make, it is healthy, and it is really tasty. Enjoy!

The only 10 Super Bowl recipes you will ever need

The Super Bowl is today, and if you’re anything like us, you haven’t done much of anything to prepare a menu. But food is every bit as important to the Super Bowl experience as the commercials and the halftime show, so we’ve got you covered with some simple, straightforward dishes that will please your guests.

We’ve compiled 10 of our favorite recipes for football-watching snacks that are sure to be hits:

(Rubie Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports)

It pains me to post this dessert and call it a “recipe,” but hear me out: I’m a hardcore baker. Much like some people don’t consider Dominos real pizza, I don’t consider pre-packaged break’n’bake cookie dough real cookies. If a birthday cake isn’t from scratch with love and heart and soul, well, it simply doesn’t count. The birthday may as well have not happened. You are still one year younger.

I recently hosted a housewarming party and between all of the appetizers, dips, punch, and prep, desserts fell by the wayside. (I know. I KNOW.) Ten minutes before the party started, I turned to Pinterest for a sweet tooth Hail Mary and found it in the form of this S’mores dip.

My quick-fix dessert felt like a cop out at first. But when I took the glistening golden-brown puddle of chocolate and marshmallows out of the oven, everything was right in the world again. S’mores dip wasn’t just the most popular thing at my party, but probably the most popular dessert I’ve ever made. —RE

Search Pinterest for “s’mores dip” and you’ll find hundreds of variations. Don’t bother with anything more complicated than this!


One 10 oz. bag regular marshmallows
One 12 oz. package milk chocolate chips
One box honey graham crackers

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Spread the entire bag of milk chocolate chips around evenly in the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate or cast iron skillet.
3. Cut approximately 20-22 marshmallows in half widthwise and place them, cut side down, on top of the chocolate chips until the chips are fully covered. I started with a circle of marshmallows around the outside edge, then worked inward.
4. Bake the dip at 450 degrees for 6-8 minutes. Keep a close eye on the dip, and remove it from the oven when the tops of the marshmallows are golden brown.
5. Serve at once with quartered graham crackers for dipping.

Serves a crowd of 8-10 people…if they’re willing to share.

(Rubie Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports)

Lisa Fain’s three-ingredient salsa is a minimalist wonder. Tomatoes, jalapeños, and garlic, broiled then blended together. That’s it. The salsa has such an incredible depth of flavor that you’d never guess how spartan it truly is.

Even though the foundation is amazing, I can’t resist jazzing this salsa up a little (especially in the dead of winter, when we could all use some jazz). Everything is still cooked together in one pan, keeping things incredibly simple and easy to clean up. And don’t be afraid of those scrawny, out-of-season tomatoes — the broiler coaxes out every last bit of flavor. —RE


1 pound plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
2 jalapeño peppers (or just one, if you like a less kicky salsa), stems removed and cut in half lengthwise
3 cloves of garlic, peeled
½ small white onion
Juice of a half a lime, freshly squeezed
Handful cilantro, coarsely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Turn on your oven’s broiler and move one rack all the way to the top.
2. Line a baking pan with foil and spread the tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, garlic, and onion out over the pan. Salt the vegetables.
3. Cook the vegetables under the broiler for approximately five minutes, until the jalapeños and garlic begin to brown. Remove the jalapeños and garlic and place them in a blender or food processor. If you like your salsa mild, remove the seeds from the jalapeños now.
4. Return the tomatoes and onion to the oven and broil for another five minutes, until the tomatoes are browned and the onions are charred on top. Add the tomatoes and onion to the blender or food processor, making sure to add any tomato juices that have collected in the pan.
5. Add a few tablespoons of water, a large pinch of cilantro, and lime juice to the vegetables, then pulse salsa to your desired consistency.
6. Add salt, pepper, and more cilantro/lime juice to taste, if needed. Blend and cool to room temperature. Serve with your favorite chips.

(Ted Berg, USA TODAY Sports)

It’s downright baffling that kolaches — a Czech pastry made in both savory and sweet varieties — haven’t spread much past Texas here in the United States. There, a popular kolache includes sausage, cheese and jalapenos. This is our Italian twist on that treat.

A warning: Fresh pizza dough can be surprisingly difficult to work with. Make sure you let it get to room temperature before you start, and if you grow frustrated, remember that you’re stuffing pizza dough with sausage and cheese and everything’s going to be all right. Tip: Many good pizzerias will sell you a ball of dough better than those available at the supermarket. – TB


1 ball of fresh pizza dough
5-6 Italian sausages, hot or mild
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Hot peppers, chopped (optional)
Marinara sauce for dipping

1. Pre-heat the oven to about 425 degrees.
2. Heat a medium-sized pot of water to a low boil. Carefully add the sausages and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through.
3. Remove the sausages from water and let cool, or prepare to handle piping hot sausages.
4. Rip off fistfuls of dough and stretch them into ovals slightly longer than the sausages.
5. Place the sausages on the dough ovals (doughvals?), and pile on some cheese and, for extra kick, hot peppers.
6. Wrap the dough around the sausages and cheese, crimping it together so the cheese won’t leak out once it melts. Place kolaches on a greased baking sheet.
7. Bake for 10 minutes, then brush with melted butter.
8. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until the kolaches are golden brown.
9. Let kolaches cool for a few minutes before eating, or deal with a burned tongue because you’re unwilling to wait.

Serve with marinara sauce.

(Ted Berg, USA TODAY Sports)

Basically what it sounds like: A pizza made of taco stuff atop cornbread baked in a cast-iron skillet.

This one’s open to lots of interpretation based on what you feel belongs in tacos. I used ground beef seasoned with chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, cayenne, black pepper and a little salt, and I topped the “pizza” with fresh cilantro and sliced jalapenos. -TB


1 package cornbread mix (enough for an 8″ or 9″ square baking pan)
Everything else the mix calls for
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 lb. your favorite taco meat
Your favorite taco-meat seasonings
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream
Your favorite taco toppings

1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook and season taco meat
3. Warm a cast-iron skillet on a stove over medium-low heat.
4. Prepare cornbread mix per manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Melt butter in skillet
6. Pour cornbread mix into skillet and spread into a thin, even layer.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the center of the cornbread is firm.
8. Using oven mitts, remove skillet from oven.
9. Carefully spread an even layer of sour cream over the cornbread.
10. Spread meat on top of the sour cream, and salsa on top of the meat.
11. Cover the whole thing with cheese and return skillet to oven.
12. When the cheese melts, remove skillet from oven.
13. Add any fresh toppings you favor, slice and serve.

(Laken Litman, USA TODAY Sports)

Chocolate-covered strawberries aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. No, you can — and should — make them anytime you want because they’re easy and delicious. And everybody loves them, unless you’re allergic to chocolate or don’t like fruit.

For the Super Bowl, turn them into cute little footballs by using white icing as laces. -LL


12 strawberries
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Small tube of white decorative icing

1. Wash strawberries and pat dry.
2. Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Place in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If not melted, microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir again.
3. Dip strawberries into melted chocolate and lay neatly on wax paper to cool.
4. Use icing to decorate your strawberries like footballs.
5. Place in refrigerator to harden…or eat immediately.

Serves 4-6 but if you want more strawberries, make more.

(Laken Litman, USA TODAY Sports)

There are lots of delicious dips out there. But many of them will cost you a lot of calories. This one is essentially guilt-free and has protein. With Greek yogurt and fresh vegetables, it’s healthy and awesome.

You can add other toppings like avocado, black beans, other spicy peppers, and/or use more Greek yogurt instead of the cream cheese/sour cream. -LL


Adapted from Skinny Taste
5.3 oz container of Chobani Greek yogurt
1/2 cup of fat free cream cheese
1/3 cup of sour cream
Your favorite taco seasonings
9 oz salsa (for what it’s worth, Whole Foods has awesome ready-made salsa that works well)
1 tomato, chopped
1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 jalepeno (with or without the seeds), chopped
2.5 oz can black olives, sliced

1. Combine Greek yogurt, cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasonings in a bowl with a mixer or a fork will do.
2. Add half the salsa, continue to mix. You may have to drain the salsa before adding so it’s not watery.
3. Spread on the bottom of the bowl.
4. Layer the rest of the toppings: salsa, tomato, cheese, jalepeno, olives, anything extra.
5. Serve with your favorite chips.

Pre-made wing sauces are available everywhere now, but you’re better off without ’em. And Buffalo wings are best when they’re freshest resorting to delivery will cost you some crispiness. One important key is to use Frank’s Red Hot sauce. This is not a paid endorsement or anything, it’s just by far the best hot sauce to use for making Buffalo wings.

We heartily recommend frying the wings: It’s the Super Bowl, not the Still Pretty Tasty But Definitely Not As Good Bowl. Baked or broiled wings will still be pretty tasty with the same sauce, but definitely not as good. —TB


12 whole chicken wings, cleaned and cut into flats and drums
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
Celery salt (optional)
Oil for frying
Blue cheese or ranch dressing

1. In a deep-fryer, dutch oven or large pot, heat the oil to about 375 degrees or medium-high heat.
2. Fry wings in oil until golden brown and cooked through, about 12-15 minutes depending on size.
3. While the wings are frying, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add hot sauce and stir. Add celery salt or lemon pepper to taste, if desired. For spicier wings, up the ratio of hot sauce to butter. For milder wings, do the opposite.
4. When the wings are done, transfer them to a plate covered with paper towels to drain off excess oil. Then toss them in the wing sauce and serve with blue cheese or ranch.

Serves 4-6. If you have more people coming, do math.

(Photo: Renee Comet for USA WEEKEND)

Guacamole recipes can vary greatly, but one thing is practically always true: Fresh, homemade guac is better than anything you can get at the supermarket. What follows here is only a suggestion. Some people might prefer more onions, more cilantro or more jalapeno, some might like to add tomatoes for some sweetness. —TB


2 ripe avocados
1/2 lime
1/4 cup diced onion
2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno
Salt and pepper
Tortilla chips for dipping

1. Peel and pit avocados, then mash them in a medium bowl or mortar.
2. Add onion, cilantro and juice from the lime.
2. Wear rubber gloves to handle the jalapeno, especially — trust me — if you wear contact lenses and will need to remove them later. Otherwise you’re in for a world of pain.
4. Dice jalapeno and add to desired spice level. Depending on preference, you may only want 1/2 the pepper and no seeds. Some may want the whole thing, and all the seeds. Go slow.
5. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
6. Serve with tortilla chips. Baby carrots work, too, if you’re feeling guilty about frying the wings.
Serves 4-6.

Let’s face it: Spinach and artichoke dip is played out. The ubiquitous combo of cream cheese and veggies had its heyday at the Olive Garden a few years ago, and now it’s time to crown a successor.

In my opinion, this jalapeño popper dip improves on basically every aspect of spinach artichoke dip. It has the same bubbly, cream cheesy consistency but with added heat from the peppers and a satisfying crunch from the topping. Since my tolerance for spicy food is roughly ten times that of a normal human’s, I like to add in seeds from one of the jalapeños, plus some red pepper flakes. Up to you! —RE


Adapted from Rachael Ray
8 jalapeños, halved and seeded
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 8-ounce blocks cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
¼ teaspoon chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup Panko (or your favorite breadcrumbs)

Preheat a broiler or grill to medium-high.

Toss the jalapeño halves with the olive oil and roast under the broiler or char on the grill until softened and blackened, about 3 minutes per side.

Turn the oven to 400ºF. Let the peppers cool enough to handle them, then chop them up.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, half of the cheddar, the chopped roasted peppers, and all spices. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and top with the remaining shredded cheese and Panko.

Bake the dip until golden brown and bubbly, 15-18 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or cut vegetables…or both! Serves 6-8.

There’s nothing wrong with ordering enough Papa John’s to feed all of Delaware on game day (mmmmm, doughy crust dipped in garlic sauce). But if you want to take your pizza to the next level, a homemade pie won’t take any longer than any other traditional Super Bowl app.

My friend Brett hosts an amazing home-cooked pizza party a few times a year, and this pie is always a crowd favorite. It also evokes a certain breakfast-for-dinner feel that would be perfect after halftime, with your favorite hot sauce on top for good measure. —RE


Recipe via Brett Mickelson
1 Premade pizza dough (from your local grocery store, or – pro tip – your favorite local pizza joint)
Generous portion mashed potatoes
Mozzarella and/or cheddar cheeses
4 strips bacon, cooked until crispy and torn into bite-size chunks
2-3 eggs

Assembly: Well, it’s a pizza. Without getting overly scientific, you’ll want to toss the dough and then put down a bed of mozzarella (and some cheddar if you want). Then, add the potatoes and bacon. You can either dollop and gently spread or pipe the potatoes, as shown below.

Cook the pizza halfway, until the cheese is melting but the crust isn’t quite done yet. Then, remove from the oven and crack your eggs on top of the pizza. Return to oven and cook until pizza reaches desired done-ness. (The cooking of the eggs is the trickiest part. If you like them runnier, add them closer to the end of cooking time).

Note: You can make mashed potatoes however you like them (this could include instant), but add more butter/sour cream than you normally would so they don’t dry out in the oven.

Piping the mashed potatoes on to the pizza. (Photo: Rubie Edmondson)

We’d love to hear about your standby Super Bowl recipes! Share them with us on USA TODAY Your Take.

Try Some Mexican Salsa Today!

Have you enjoyed reading and following the steps in making this Mexican salsa recipe? Thanks for this recipe, I can now create my own and set myself free from my previous dependence on jarred salsa. Aside from fresh ingredients, remember to use a good food processor.or a high-speed blender.

If you have something to share, please don’t hesitate to post them in the comments section below. Don’t forget to share this wonderful salsa recipe with your family and friends.

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The ingredients needed to prepare Home made Salsa.

  1. Provide 5 cups of chopped, peeled Tomatoes.
  2. Get 2 1/2 Cups of chopped, deseeded Sweet Peppers.
  3. Take 2 1/2 Cups of chopped Onions.
  4. You need 3/4 Cup of Cider Vinegar.
  5. Prepare 1-2 Cloves of chopped Garlic.
  6. You need 1 tablespoon of chopped Fresh Coriander.
  7. Take 1 teaspoon of Salt.
  8. Prepare of Optional.
  9. Provide 1 Cup of chopped deseeded Chilli Peppers.
  10. Get 1/2 teaspoon of Hot Pepper Sauce.
  11. You need of Makes.
  12. You need 3 of x1pint Or 6 x 1/2 pint jars full.

Steps to make Home made Salsa.

  1. Prepare jars by immersing them in simmering water until ready to use. DO NOT BOIL. Wash lids in hot soapy water, rinse and put to one side.(after washing, I added mine to jars!).
  2. Combine Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers, Onions, Vinegar, Garlic, Cilantro (Coriander), salt, and, hot pepper sauce and Chilli Peppers if using, into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium to high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring often, until slightly thickened. About 10-15 minutes..
  3. Ladle hot Salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2” (1cm), headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if needed by adding more Salsa.(the top cut from a 5litre water bottle makes an excellent funnel!), Wipe jars to remove any spillage. Add lids..
  4. Put filled and sealed jars back into simmering water for 10 minutes. Take out and allow to cool naturally. Shelf life of several months… if it lasts that long.

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The only low FODMAP salsa recipe you’ll ever need (gf + vegan)

Just under a quarter of this recipe is a safe low FODMAP serving size during the elimination phase of the low FODMAP diet. It actually goes quite a way! So let’s chat about my low FODMAP salsa recipe, shall we?

Now, regular salsa that you buy in shops isn’t low FODMAP for several reasons. Firstly, onion. Secondly garlic.

(yes, the two banes of my eating life yet again!)

Thirdly, tomatoes are only low FODMAP in safe serving sizes – so that’s 92g FYI.

That already makes salsa very tricky to make low FODMAP… I mean, remove the onion and the garlic and what are you left with? A tin of chopped tomatoes?!

But somehow, with careful replacements, I managed it!

In the past, I’ve tried to make a few salsa recipes and adapt them to be low FODMAP, but they’ve always been an absolute disaster. So yeah, basically more like a tin of unseasoned chopped tomatoes…

Besides, most recipes online also seem to be more like an authentic salsa – freshly chopped tomatoes (not from a tin!), roughly chopped onions, lots of coriander etc. I might be really uncultured, but that’s not what I think of when I think of a salsa – that’s just not the salsa I miss eating. So what is?

When I think of salsa, I think of the salsa that came in a jar and was in the same aisle with all the tortilla crisps! So that’s what I’m aiming for here, because that’s what I miss so much!

And to be totally honest, creating my low FODMAP salsa recipe wasn’t easy.

Balancing the acidity of chopped tomatoes was tricky. My first few attempts at this recipe literally tasted like I’d added a few bits to a tin of chopped tomatoes… because… that’s what I had basically done!

But as I kept trying to reach the nirvana of salsa that I remembered tasting all those years ago, I eventually nailed it.

The thing I was being too stingy with was lime. It helps to perfectly balance out that acidity, with a sweetness that compliments the spiciness too.

Oh and I know it might seem like it doesn’t matter to leave out a few ingredients in this recipe since there’s a few, but trust me – don’t!

A salsa is such a delicate balance of the acidity from the tomatoes, the sweetness from the lime, then the ever-so-important garlic flavour from the garlic-infused olive oil. Plus, without jalapenos, you’re probably closer to making a pasta sauce than a salsa!

So in short, follow these instructions exactly and you can’t go wrong! Here’s my low FODMAP salsa recipe…

How to Make This Easy Salsa Recipe

Have 10 minutes and a blender? Then you can make this homemade salsa recipe in a flash. It’s so so simple you guys. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Pour cans of diced tomatoes into the bottom of a blender. Add in cilantro, jalapenos, garlic, red onion, and lime juice.
  2. Add in the cumin, sugar, salt and pepper.
  3. Blitz the salsa in the blender until the desired consistency is reached.
  4. Pour this into a bowl and serve.

Be the Master of Your Salsa Domain

So, while this salsa recipe is a great starting point and great as is, feel free to add more or less of certain ingredients to make this your own recipe. Don’t be afraid to make this how you like it! Don’t like cilantro? Leave it out. Want it spicy? Add more jalapeños. Don’t like it too sweet? Reduce the sugar by half. Want it even more sweet? Try adding a little pineapple! Honestly, the sky is the limit. You want to enjoy your food, so jazz up this easy salsa recipe and make it amazing!

The Best Salsa Recipes

If you’re not ready to start experimenting on your own quite yet, these are some of our very favorite salsas for dipping chips and topping tacos:

Pico de Gallo

This is the one you’ll see in plastic tubs in the produce section, but it’s so simple to make yourself. Just make sure your tomatoes are really ripe—and remember to taste until you get the balance of acid, salt, and spice just right. Get our Pico de Gallo recipe.

Papalote-Inspired Taqueria Salsa

If you like a thin taqueria-style salsa, this is it. We used roasted Roma tomatoes, chiles de arbol, pasilla peppers, vinegar, scallions, and cilantro to recreate the taste of the elixir at Papalote in San Francisco. Then we blended it all with pumpkin seeds to make it smooth and creamy. Get our Taqueria Salsa recipe.

Roasted Tomato Salsa

For something a bit simpler, and a little thicker, our Roasted Tomato Salsa recipe is also fantastic.

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa

Tart green tomatillos are the star ingredient in salsa verde, and our five-ingredient Fresh Tomatillo Salsa recipe is barely any harder than picking up a jar at the store—but it tastes way better.

Chunky Tomatillo Salsa

If you prefer a chunky texture, though, the same ingredients are just as good roughly chopped. Get our Chunky Tomatillo Salsa recipe.

Avocado Corn Salsa

Sweet summer corn kernels add a fresh pop to this creamy-crispy mix of produce ripe avocado cubes lend the rich contrasting element. Get our Avocado Corn Salsa recipe.

Peach, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salsa

Another peak-summer produce star, peaches are perfect in a simple salsa with tomatoes and onions. Sweet onions like Maui or Vidalia are ideal. Get our Peach, Tomato, and Sweet Onion Salsa recipe.

Spicy Mango Salsa

A salsa that mixes mango and tomato is always delicious, but to really showcase the fruit’s flavor, it can also stand alone. Well, mostly—minced serranos, onion, and cilantro step in as supporting players. And the all-important salt and lime juice bring balance. Get our Spicy Mango Salsa recipe. (This also tastes great with ripe pineapple instead.)

Charred Corn Salsa

If you’re grilling Mexican food, char corn and jalapeños for a delicious salsa that tastes good on everything. No grill? Broil them a bit instead. Get our Charred Corn Salsa recipe.

Cucumber Melon Salsa

Ripe melons like cantaloupe and honeydew already make for a refreshing salsa, but adding crunchy cucumber boosts that aspect exponentially. We add fresh oregano here instead of cilantro, but it’s good with almost any fresh herb (and great with watermelon too). Get our Cucumber Melon Salsa recipe.

Guacamole Taquero

Is it salsa, or is it guac? If “salsa” is just sauce, this smooth avocado concoction definitely counts—but it can also be used as a traditional dip. It’s blended with tomatillos, onions, garlic, and epazote (a Mexican herb that can be replaced with a combo of cilantro and oregano if need be). Get our Guacamole Taquero recipe.

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