10 Salsa Recipes

A good salsa is welcome at any meal or occasion.  Here I’ve gathered a variety of a few different ideas to get you started.

Pork Tacos

I recently made my pork tacos with crispy pork carnitas, but you can use any shredded or cubed cooked pork.  Even leftovers can be chopped up.  Go ahead, use ground pork. I like to serve a variety of condiments to serve with the tacos, but you can just use one if you prefer.

Aji is Everything

Aji is a kind of salsa made in Colombia and other countries. It is much more watery than a typical Mexican or Caribbean salsa. It is a condiment, offered at most meals, made up of chilies, citrus, garlic, cilantro, tomato and other ingredients. The word “aji” actually means “chile,” as in chile pepper. You can…

Salsa Verde Starring Tomatillo

Tomatillos.  I usually like them for including in pickle relish.  But I have discovered that they make a terrific salsa verde that is not too hot.  In most Latino restaurants I’ve visited their salsa verde is waaaaay too hot.  I mean mouth scorching.  I prefer my salsas on the mild-to-medium side.  Not that I am…

Roasted Eggplant Salsa

Roasting eggplant is a good way to maximize is flavor and richness. This salsa can be eaten as a dip or spread on sandwiches. From Organic Gardening.

Give Peas a Chance

Black-eyed peas are a tradition on New Year’s Day to bring good luck in the coming year.  This tradition reputedly dates back to ancient Babylonia and the time of the Pharaohs.  The superstition is that those who eat the modest pea are showing their humility in the face of the ancient Gods.  This superstition was…

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a fresh sauce or salsa that comes from Mexico.  It can also be called salsa fresca or salsa mexicana.  It is typically made with chopped tomatoes, onions, and jalapenos or serranos.  Sometimes it contains lime juice or cider vinegar, cilantro, cucumber, radish, or fresh fruit like mango.  This version comes from Pati…