10 Cool and Spicy Salsa Recipes for Summer Slideshow

Spice up your meals this summer with 10 new salsa recipes

Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Fair warning: this salsa can be addictive! The creator of this recipe first tasted it in Ixtapa, Mexico, and after that, they had to figure out how to make it at home. Fortunately it is actually a very simple salsa, and tastes so great with a bowl of tortilla chips and a nice cold beer on a sunny day. The creaminess of the avocados combined with the pop of spice from jalapeños and serranos make this salsa irresistible. Use this salsa to top tacos, gorditas, or sopes. 

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Chile de Arbol Salsa Recipe

The smoky flavor of this salsa pairs well with beef, and the author tells us her mother always serves it alongside brisket.

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Charred Corn and Avocado Salsa Recipe

Featuring two of summer's best ingredients, corn and avocado, this salsa recipe is easy to prepare and tastes great scooped with tortilla chips or serving on top of grilled fish or chicken. 

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Blueberry, Strawberry, and Jicama Salsa Recipe

This recipe is fresh, easy, and fast, combining summertime hits, berries, with salsa staples like red pepper, cilantro, red onion, and jalapeños to make it a must-try. Toss it over white fish or grilled chicken to add some punch to your meal. 

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Molcajete Salsa Recipe

Created by chef de cuisine Alfredo Solis at Arlington, Va.'s Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, this molcajete recipe features spicy chipotle and jalapeño peppers for a kick of spice that can be added to any summer dish you're preparing. 

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Jesusita's House Recipe

The author's mother would make this salsa recipe for her with her bare hands, which is incredible when you consider the spice added to it.

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Spicy Strawberry-Lime Salsa Recipe

There's nothing better than strawberries during the height of summer, and who's to say they can't be used for salsa, either? This recipe plays on all of the right notes: sweet, spicy, fresh, and citrusy, for a bright and refreshing summer salsa recipe.

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Grilled Tomato Salsa Recipe

This classic molcajete recipe comes from famed Latin chef Richard Sandoval, and despite it being a chef recipe, it's easy. Using store-bought tomato salsa as a base, it uses fresh tomatoes and spicy serrano peppers to make it fresh and bright. 

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Roasted Green Salsa with Tomatillos Recipe

Green salsa can be made any number of ways, but I think my roasted version is the best. It’s a great condiment for Mexican food of all types and a fantastic option on grilled fish, shrimp, or octopus; it also complements roasted chicken deliciously.

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Simple Smoky Salsa Recipe

This recipe's name is no lie — the secret to simplicity is hot sauce. Combined with fresh ingredients like tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic, the salsa takes on a sultry and smoky flavor that sets it apart from any store-bought variety. 

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