Mexican Salsa

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.

Ginger-Pear Salsa

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Try this Mexican-inspired salsa over grilled chicken or pork.

Salsa and Cheese Dip

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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.

Gazpacho Salsa

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When you use fresh ingredients from your garden, this snack dip will really pop with flavor.

Avocado-Feta Salsa

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Avocados, tomatoes, and feta cheese combine in this cool and refreshing fresh fruit salsa.

Coconut-Mango Salsa

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Top this spicy salsa with toasted coconut and serve with crackers, grilled chicken, ham, or fish.

Potatoes with Santa Fe Chicken Topper

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A quick chicken-and-corn topper recipe turns a simple baked potato into a family-pleasing main dish.

Peanut-Ginger Chicken with California Salsa

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This marinated, grilled chicken thigh recipe has Asian flavors. Serve the chicken, topped with fresh salsa, on Ti leaves, which can be found at some florist shops. Wash and pat dry the leaves as you would any green.

White Bean-Turkey Chili with Corn Bread Dumplings

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A corn bread topper gives this zesty chili a homey touch. Turkey is a healthier alternative to the red meat.

Total: 22 mins

Verano Fresco Salsa

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Serve this fresh and crunchy salsa with chips or on top of grilled meats, chicken, or fish.

Sonoma Harvest Salsa

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This fruity and spicy salsa combines chile peppers, cantaloupe, apples, and sweet peppers. It works as a sauce for your favorite meat or as an appetizer served with tortilla chips.

Crab Quesadillas with Pineapple Salsa

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These spicy seafood appetizers are topped with a fresh and fruity salsa.

Pico de Gallo Salsa

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Total: 20 mins

Corn Waffles with Tomato Salsa

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For a simple supper, try this twist on tacos--top corn-studded waffles with a lively black bean salsa. A cornmeal mix streamlines the preparation.

Total: 30 mins

Roasted Vegetables

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Grilling brings out the intense flavors of these garden- or market-fresh vegetables in the recipe. Steam the vegetables in a paper bag to loosen the skins, making them easier to peel.

Apricot-Rosemary Salsa

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This tomato, fruit, and avocado salsa is a great topper for grilled fish steaks or chicken pieces. Try it with peaches instead of apricots.

Total: 20 mins

How To Make Salsa

Anyone can grab a jar of prepared salsa off the grocery store shelf. But if you've found yourself eyeing up the produce section, thinking you might rather learn how to make salsa of your own, you are most definitely onto something. When it comes to a truly authentic Tex-Mex fiesta, nothing quite compares to the freshness and signature style you can achieve by making your own salsa.

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