5 Summer Salsas

Whether you like your salsa zesty or sweet, chunky (pico style) or smooth (Picante), salsa is an excellent way to get your daily servings of vegetables and even fruits! They can freshen up a meal, add some color, and are super simple to make. Our Chunky Homemade Salsa is made with only 7 easy ingredients! No better time to enjoy fresh homemade salsa, than the summertime when so many fresh veggies, fruits and herbs are in season. Why not visit your local farmers market and pick up some fresh ingredients for your homemade salsa. Taste the difference!

Why make homemade salsa?

Chips and salsa is a classic snack. But why not add it to your meal? It can be added to almost any meal as a dressing, topping, or spread adding a boost of flavor with only a few simple ingredients and quick prep time. If you want to stick with chips and salsa, you can still try something new. We love making our own Homemade Tortilla Chips. These chips are always a hit because you can add different spices like cumin, cilantro, or taco seasoning to up your chip game. Bonus! Corn tortillas count as a healthy whole grain and homemade salsa counts as part of your daily veggies!

Making homemade salsa allows you to control the amount of salt, flavors, and spice level in each serving. Like it spicy? Add chipotle powder and hot peppers. Looking for a more savory taste without added salt? Try cumin, chili powder, and cilantro. Trying to curb that sweet tooth? Try adding fruit to your salsa. Just about any combo works. Here are a few more ideas to get you started.

Summer Salsas

Oklahoma peaches are at peak freshness between July and August. Use your farmers market peaches to whip up this Sweet Summer Peach Salsa. Peaches are packed with vitamin C which promotes skin health as well as fiber to keep you regular. 

This Chipotle Black Bean Salsa can be made ahead of time to kick up the spice and flavor of the fresh ingredients. Black beans are a healthy source of protein and fiber. Try adding pineapple chunks for a tasty combo of sweet and heat. Yum!

chipotle black bean salsa

Watermelon Salsa is not only packed with flavor but has a sweet bonus of hydration in every bite. We love adding a twist of something new to a crowd favorite. Try serving this recipe in a small watermelon as a bowl. This makes for a fun and easy clean up serving dish!

If you’re on team chunky salsa, the options are endless with refreshing ONIE Pico de Gallo. This pico is perfect on tacos or simply served with tortilla chips.

We can’t talk about salsa and overlook guacamole! This traditional Mexican dish has become an American favorite. Our Chunky Guacamole can be used in so many ways. It can be served on toast, sandwiches, and even in a baked potato. Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats that promote heart health. 

Mexican food is one of the most popular types of food around the world and with good reason. Serve up your fresh homemade salsas to family and friends. Let us know which salsas you tried. What did you think? Have a salsa recipe you think we should try? Leave your comments below!


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