Easy Homemade Summer Salsa Recipes

Salsa is one of those foods that is so simple and easy to make homemade and fresh at home. Once you try it, you'll wonder why you ever bought it pre-made at the store. Summer is the perfect time for making homemade salsa! The bright, fresh flavors are perfect with chips and guacamole or even as a topping for a simple grilled protein. Get inspired to make a fresh batch of fresh homemade summer salsa with this collection of salsa recipes. Most homemade salsas are simple, quick,  and use...MORE ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. Homemade salsa can be altered to your taste buds and dietary needs. Salsa is vegetarian and can easily be made vegan. Spice levels are easy to change by increasing or decreasing the amount of fresh or dried peppers in the recipe. 

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    This classic homemade salsa recipe uses all fresh ingredients, so it's perfect for summer. The recipe has a few unusual spices added to it for another layer of flavor, including cumin, chili powder, and cayenne. Since nothing is cooked, this salsa is considered a raw food and is perfect for raw food or vegan eaters. Try it alone, with veggies, chips, or anything else you can think of. 

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    This salsa is summer fruit at it's finest! Succulent mangos combine with heavenly peaches, a bit of sweet onion, and all the usual fresh homemade salsa ingredients, including a squeeze of lime and fresh cilantro. With ingredients so good in this homemade mango salsa recipe, it's hard to go wrong!

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    This recipe could be considered a salsa or a salad. It all depends on the quantity you make and how you eat it. Either way, its super quick and uses canned black beans, tomatoes, corn, jalapeno, avocado, and spices. It's easy to make ahead of time and transports well for summer outings. If you do prepare it prior to serving, try to wait and add the avocado at the last minute to prevent browning. 

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    Pineapple salsa photo by flickr user Brady

    This simple homemade salsa is a delicious addition to serve with just about any meal. The simple combination of pineapple, red onion, and red bell pepper are mixed with fresh, chopped cilantro. If you don't like cilantro, just omit it. The tropical flavors of this salsa make it a nice pairing with fish or seafood, but it also goes well with chicken or pork, If you are looking to add some protein and fiber to this salsa, or make it more of a salad, add a can of rinsed black beans. 

     

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  • 05 of 05

    Once you get the hang of homemade salsas, experiment with flavors and tastes that you like and just combine them together. Once it's made, use your salsa to stuff burritos, top off grilled tofu or meat, pair with homemade tortilla chips, or scoop it on top of a plain baked potato.