Salsa has the power to transform a crunchy, salty chip into a vehicle of spicy, juicy flavor. Chips and salsa each enjoyed on their own are delicious in their own right, but the pairing of the two is a fusion of texture, flavor, and kick.
It’s easy to reach for our favorite go-to jar or recipe of salsa, but why not mix it up?
Check out these three essential summer salsa recipes.
Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Go green with this tomatillo-based recipe. While “tomatillo” translates to “little tomato,” the fruit is technically not part of the tomato family. Instead of sweetness, tomatillos add a tart tang to salsa, along with a brighter flavor. Tomatillo salsa also has a smoother texture.
Can a tomato-less salsa still be juicy and sweet? Absolutely! Corn adds extra crunch to salsa without compromising flavor. Paired with red onions, cilantro, and scallions, this recipe still packs a punchy flavor.
Still not convinced? Try Rootastes’ Corn-U-Salsa, available on our summer menu.
Pineapple Mango Black Bean Salsa
Add a touch of the tropics to your table. Sweet pineapple and mango is balanced with spicy jalapenos and chipotle chili pepper while the beans add a hearty element. This recipe- which still calls for tomatoes!- is sure to satisfy.
Grab your chips and get dipping!
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.