Fresh salsa, also known as salsa fresca or pico de gallo (a mix of raw tomatoes, diced onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice) is the perfect summertime treat. Simply chop up some fresh ingredients and combine them in a bowl. After the salsa chills in the refrigerator, serve it with tortilla chips or on top of chicken or fish.
Whether you’re looking for a straightforward fresh tomato salsa or something with a twist, we’ve got recipes you’re sure to love.
Chopped Fresh Tomato Salsa
If you’re all about the tomatoes in your fresh salsa, then this recipe is for you. With only a few other ingredients added (chile peppers, onion, cilantro, and lime juice) this fresh salsa recipe has lots of sweet and refreshing tomato flavor.
Habanero Salsa Capella Pegregal
This smooth salsa has lots of smoky flavor because the peppers and vegetables are roasted in the oven before they’re pureed. If this salsa is too spicy for you, try replacing the habanero chiles with a milder pepper (like jalapeño) instead.
Mango Salsa Shutterstock Chubby Vegetarian Whole Foods Market
Fresh, juicy fruit (like mango) is the perfect addition to any salsa recipe. This easy-to-make version combines mango with bell pepper and then freshens the salsa up with a squeeze of lime juice and fresh cilantro.
Simple Smoky Salsa
The nice thing about this salsa is that it is truly simple to prepare; a few tablespoons of hot sauce add all of the heat and acidity that you need for a good tomato salsa.
Strawberries add the perfect amount of sweetness to this slightly spicy salsa. If you love sweet-and-savory combinations, then this recipe is a must-try.
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.