27 Best Salsa Recipes

There is no better time to eat salsa than in the summertime! With the plenitude of fresh ingredients available, you can easily whip up a bowl of fresh salsa to share with guests and family members, or to eat on your own. Salsa comes in many variations, and we have a wide variety of best salsa recipes for you to choose from. Whether you’re a salsa purist or like to branch out by incorporating mango, pineapple or strawberries, there’s a salsa recipe here that you’re sure to love.

Some other salsa aspects to consider:

  • Do you prefer your salsa chunky or blended?
  • Do you want it to be spicy or mild? Learn more about how much heat you can handle in our Guide to Chili Peppers
  • What tomatoes to use? Either red or green will work, depending on your taste. Fresh tomatoes are great when they are in season; otherwise, opt for canned stored in glass containers to avoid BPA.
  • No tomatoes at all? As you’ll see below, salsa recipes can include pineapple, stone fruits, berries, corn, black beans and more.
  • Cilantro or no cilantro? The answer to this conundrum is obvious for the cilantro haters.
  • What should you dip in your salsa? Tortilla chips are amazing of course, but you can also opt for gluten-free crackers, gluten-free bread or fresh vegetables.

Forget about propriety and have some fun with your salsa making. There is no ‘right’ way to make it; enjoy the process and taste test along the way to create what you love.

27 Best Salsa Recipes

Best Salsa Recipe

Best Salsa Recipes

Best Salsa Recipe by Delightful Mom Food

This easy recipe includes a mix of roma tomatoes and tomatillos – and the best part is there is no chopping required! Just pop in your food processor and blitz away.

How to Make Pico de Gallo

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How to Make Pico de Gallo by Nourish and Fete

A simple tutorial on how to make this chopped-style salsa, along with a ton of ideas for how to use it.

Homemade Tomato Salsa

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Homemade Tomato Salsa by Sondi Bruner (*ACN Head Program Coach)

We love basic salsa recipes like this one, which can be made with fresh or canned tomatoes and customized to your liking.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa by What Should I Make For…

It takes a bit of extra time to remove the husks from the tomatillos, but the results are so worth the effort.

Fresh Mango Salsa

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Fresh Mango Salsa by Turks Who Eat

A beautifully elegant yet simple recipe that tastes as beautiful as it looks.

Strawberry Salsa

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Strawberry Salsa by Peas and Crayons

A delightful mix of sweetness and spice that you can pair with chips, salads or your protein of choice.

Sweet Corn Salsa

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Sweet Corn Salsa by Saving Dessert

Take advantage of fresh corn this season by adding the kernels to your salsa recipes.

Fermented Tomato Salsa

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Fermented Tomato Salsa by Melissa Torio (*Culinary Nutrition Expert and ACN Program Coach)

Our favourite fermentation expert walks you through how to amp up your salsa recipes by fermenting them, which results in beneficial probiotics.

Spicy Apple Tomato Salsa

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Spicy Apple Tomato Salsa by Floating Kitchen

The blogger behind this recipe refers to it as a ‘transition salsa’ – a great one to make in late summer/early fall as the last of the summer tomato crop leaves the markets and the apples begin to appear.

Fresh Citrus Salsa

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Fresh Citrus Salsa by Veggies Don’t Bite

We adore the ingenuity behind this bright and tangy salsa recipe!

Guacamole Salsa

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Guacamole Salsa by Isabel Eats

Ever wish you could save yourself the trouble of having to dip your chip twice? This salsa recipe combines tomatillos and avocados to make a tasty salsa-guacamole combo.

Pineapple Salsa

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Pineapple Salsa by Dinner at the Zoo

Impress your guests by serving pineapple salsa in a hollowed out pineapple – but, not to worry, they will love it just as much when served in a bowl!

Pineapple Pepper Goji Salsa

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Pineapple Pepper Goji Salsa by Eat, Spin, Run, Repeat (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

Many people associate goji berries with sweet recipes like elixirs, teas and healthy desserts. As a member of the nightshade family, they also make  the perfect accent in salsa recipes.

Black Bean Salsa

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Black Bean Salsa by Brown Eyed Baker

Change up your salsa game by adding flavourful black beans, which also increases its protein content.

Double Pepper Mango Salsa

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Double Pepper Mango Salsa by It’s a Veg World After All

Hot jalapenos and sweet bell peppers add spice, sweetness and crunch to this multi-layered salsa.

Blueberry Peach Salsa

Blueberry Salsa

Blueberry Peach Salsa  by Meghan Telpner (*ACN Founder + Director)

When fresh locally grown fruit abounds, add an unexpected and refreshing dose of sweetness to your tacos.

Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa

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Chunky Tomato Red Pepper Salsa by The Green Creator

Chunky salsa lovers will rejoice in this kind of salsa recipe; however, there is also the option of blending it up into a refreshing chilled soup.

Healthy Fruit Salsa

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Healthy Fruit Salsa by Joy Food Sunshine

Use your favourite seasonal fruit in this salsa, which is rich in antioxidants and fibre. Plus there’s a recipe for cinnamon chips to pair it with!

Italian Salsa Verde

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Italian Salsa Verde by Root and Revel 

Salsa verde gets a delicious Italian twist with parsley, basil, olive oil and anchovies.

Chipotle Roasted Tomato Salsa

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Chipotle Roasted Tomato Salsa by Burrata and Bubbles

Roasting tomatoes gives a new depth of flavour to salsa – and the chipotle pepper simply enhances that smoky depth.

Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Avocado Salsa

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Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Avocado Salsa by Spices in my DNA

Enhance the flavour of salsa recipes by grilling some of the ingredients – the grilled pineapple in this recipe truly amps up the flavour.

Apricot Strawberry Avocado Salsa

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Apricot Strawberry Avocado Salsa by Figs and Flour

Part salsa, part fruit salad – and you can never go wrong with adding avocado to the mix.

Easy Peach Salsa

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Easy Peach Salsa by Shalom Homestead

Peaches and tomatoes meld to create a bright and zippy versatile salsa.

Black Bean + Avocado Salsa

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Black Bean + Avocado Salsa by Duggar Wellness (*Culinary Nutrition Expert)

Get the best of all salsa worlds in this mashup of beans, avocado, tomatoes and corn. Easy to make and especially delish.

Fiery Salsa for Canning

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Fiery Salsa for Canning by Well Preserved

Canning enthusiasts will love learning more about how to preserve the salsa bounty from one of our most trusted preservers, Joel.

Smoky Poblano Pepper Salsa

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Smoky Poblano Pepper Salsa by Life is But a Dish

This salsa’s smoky flavour comes from charring fresh poblano peppers and using fire-roasted canned tomatoes, and the entire recipe is super easy to pull together.

Spicy Cranberry Salsa

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Spicy Cranberry Salsa by Chili Pepper Madness

We love adding fresh cranberries into the salsa mix – fantastic idea!

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