Store-bought salsa is a great shortcut in any Mexican recipe, but making your own salsa brings a burst of flavor to every dish. Try different salsas in different Mexican dishes for creative variations.See Popular Mexican Salsa Recipes
Seamus Mullen marinates leg-of-lamb pieces in a mix of more than 10 ingredients (including saffron and Spanish paprika), many of which he also uses to make the accompanying salsa verde. Save a step and marinate the lamb in a bit of the salsa verde.
We love all Mexican recipes, but this one for a vegetarian enchilada casserole (click here for the recipe), with fresh salsa, is simply irresistible. And we swear, we can do this better than even the Mexican takeout joint down the block. And it's not just healthy but also one of the prettiest dishes around.
Skirt steak, nicely marbled with fat, takes well to marinades, like this simple mix of herbs and garlic. Mario Batali accents the grilled meat with a sauce made with more herbs and garlic, plus capers and anchovies; he likes to make his salsa verde superthick.
Try this Mexican-inspired salsa over grilled chicken or pork.
Chris Cosentino serves this puree of burrata (cream-filled mozzarella) with his bison strip loin, a combination he calls "Italian cheesesteak." Buffalo mozzarella can also be substituted for the burrata. The sauce is a luxe match for any grilled meat.
When grilling a meal, chef Robert Del Grande of Cafe Annie and Bar Annie in Houston threads ingredients for sauces onto skewers to cook alongside the meat. While the meat rests, he purees the sauce ingredients in a blender.
In addition to tomatoes, this salsa features corn, zucchini and red bell pepper. Ole!
Tasty bean and cheese quesadillas grilled to a golden brown and served with quick-to-fix chunky tomato salsa.
Create a chunky dip by combining sour cream with a bit of salsa and chunks of queso fresco--a white, crumbly Mexican cheese. A swirl of fresh herbs and green onion add vivid flavor.
When you use fresh ingredients from your garden, this snack dip will really pop with flavor.
You can make a quesadilla better than any restaurant in less than 15 minutes with this Mexican four cheese and chicken quesadilla recipe. Featuring salsa conqueso, guacamole and chicken, this Mexican staple will melt in your mouth.
Avocados, tomatoes, and feta cheese combine in this cool and refreshing fresh fruit salsa.
A quick chicken-and-corn topper recipe turns a simple baked potato into a family-pleasing main dish.
Top this spicy salsa with toasted coconut and serve with crackers, grilled chicken, ham, or fish.
Juicy bits of orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime form the base of this vibrant salsa; green-olive tapenade and sliced red onion add extra zestiness, which makes this salsa so good on everything from fish to avocado.
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