7 Homemade Salsa Recipes That Will Get Your Tastebuds Dancing

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Salsa, Spanish for sauce, is precisely the added oomph your palate and plate need to have. The condiment shouldn’t be relegated to dips for chips because it is bursting with flavors that bring any number of dishes to life. You could spread avocado salsa on toast, make a salsa topping for salmon, or use it to top off a taco. Sweet or spicy, chunky or smooth, there is a salsa that is just right for your taste. It is easy to make at home, customizable, and adds fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. Salsa your way on over to the kitchen and make one of these seven homemade salsas.

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1. Strawberry Salsa

For anyone who favors sweet over spicy any day of the week, this salsa from She Wears Many Hats is the one you need to be making. Any kind of pita or tortilla chip will dip deliciously into this salsa, but cinnamon pita chips stick out as the ideal choice. It can also be a dessert topping — on a pound cake or angel food cake, for instance.


  • ½ ounce balsamic vinegar
  • ½ ounce honey
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound strawberries (diced is about 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • zest of 1 lemon (about 1 teaspoon)

Directions: Whisk together vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until combined well. Mix vinegar/honey mixture with remaining ingredients until incorporated. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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