Spicy, Smoky, And Sweet: 12 Easy And Delicious Ways To Enjoy Salsa

Spicy, Smoky, and Sweet: 12 Easy and Delicious Ways to Enjoy Salsa

The Daily Meal's Culinary Content Network shares their best recipes for (and using) salsa. 

Peach Salsa Crostini

This tasty little appetizer is the perfect way to start any barbecue or picnic. The goat cheese- and salsa-topped baguette slices have the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. Click here for the recipe.

Slow-Cooker Carnitas Lettuce Wraps

This healthy meal is so easy to make. Put the pork in your slow cooker overnight and then all that's left to do the next day is make a quick fresh salsa and layer everything into your lettuce cups. Click here for the recipe.

Avocado with Cucumber Salsa

This light and refreshing cucumber salsa is the perfect crunchy bite when paired with smooth, creamy avocado. Added bonus? This salsa uses a little cumin, which gives it a subtle smoky kick. Click here for the recipe.

Strawberry Nectarine Salsa

We love a good sweet and spicy salsa like this one; it's perfect for topping smoky grilled chicken or fish! Click here for the recipe.

Seven-Layer Dip Cups

The best part of these delicious Tex-Mex dipping cups is that you don't have to share. Seven tasty layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, and taco toppings all to yourself! Click here for the recipe.

My Mama's Basic Blender Salsa

What could be easier than putting a few fresh ingredients in your blender and pulsing a few times? And what could be more delicious than this homemade salsa? Click here for the recipe.

Southwest Skillet Chicken and Rice

Need an easy way to re-invent your chicken dinner? How about sautéing it with salsa before adding rice, shredded cheese, and fresh corn kernels? Click here for the recipe.

Sweet Berry Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Summertime and salsa are sort of like peanut butter and jelly: they complement each other perfectly. When we think about salsa, we often imagine it as being zesty or spicy. This beautiful blend of berries and lemon juice is just the opposite: an ode to a dessert salsa that satisfy on every level. Plus, the cinnamon pita chips don't hurt, either. Click here for the recipe.

Tex-Mex Lasagna

We'd eat this tortilla- and salsa-layered "lasagna" any night of the week. Packed with flavor and gooey melted cheese, it might just be our new favorite summertime meal. Click here for the recipe.

Indian Mango Salsa

You've had mango salsa — but have you had it with a hint of fragrant curry powder? Just a pinch is enough to transform this delicious salsa into something new and exciting. Click here for the recipe.

Baked Brie with Tomato Salsa

We'll take any excuse to dig into a warm, baked wheel of Brie — the fresh and healthy salsa on top is just an added bonus! Click here for the recipe.

Pineapple Salsa

We love pineapple salsa because it's delicious on everything. Tortilla chips, grilled fish, pulled pork tacos — the possibilities are nearly endless. We love this pineapple salsa because it's so easy to make! Click here for the recipe.