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Homemade Salsa Recipes for Summer

Homemade Salsa Recipes for Summer

One of my favorite things to snack on during the summer is salsa. Jarred salsa is delicious and I always have some handy in my pantry. But, salsa is actually very simple to make at home.

Making it from scratch means I can control the spice and add different ingredients to switch things up. Here are some fantastic homemade salsa recipes for summer.

“I usually serve it with tortilla chips but it is also very good by itself as a side dish… and a fave of my vegetarian friends,” says Terri Opgenorth (Lake Mills, WI) of her Calico Salsa recipe.

Terri’s salsa is fresh and tasty. I could eat this with chips or a big spoon. Don’t shy away from the dried chili flakes. It really gives this salsa an extra kick of flavor.

Janice Kasper (Baxley, GA) suggests serving her Mango Pineapple Salsa “on top of any baked fish dish,” which sounds yummy.

All the ingredients mingle together lovely. Onion and jalapeno add the perfect amount of bite. This is a fresh and citrusy salsa.

“I love Hispanic-inspired flavors and keep Spanish oregano and cilantro in my home garden,” reveals Debora Hotard (Georgiana, AL). “My herbs are ready to use which inspired this salsa recipe.”

There are so many layers of flavor from the sweetness of the mango to the heat from the chili peppers, I couldn’t get enough of this Mango, Avocado, and Cucumber Salsa. Light, refreshing, and delicious!

Want to make a more traditional salsa? Juliann Esquivel (Florida City, FL) and Stephanie Rudy (Orlando, FL) have shared two scrumptious ones.

“This salsa dates back to my great grandmother’s time I am sure even further back,” explains Juliann. “This sauce has been passed down for generations. It is timeless and delicious.”

Juliann’s Mexican Red Table Salsa, Salsa Roja De Mesa is similar to what you’d find at a Mexican restaurant. It has a thinner consistency, so perfect for chip dipping. It’s filled with fresh flavor from cilantro, garlic, and oregano.

Stephanie thinks her Fresh Tomato Salsa is “good with chips, rice dishes, or anything you like.” Add or subtract the number of jalapenos depending on your degree of spice tolerance. This salsa is filled with lime which I adored.

Whether you’re dipping tortilla chips into these homemade salsas or using them over some grilled chicken or fish, these are fantastic and fresh summer recipes. What’s your favorite way to enjoy salsa? Tell us below and Happy Pinching!