6 Sweet and Spicy Salsa Recipes We’ll Be Snacking on All Summer

Cyd Converse

I was slow to come around to salsa when I was younger - I didn't like anything with even a tiny bit of spice, and I'd only ever had the basic stuff out of the jar.

Luckily I realized long ago that salsa is pure culinary gold, and I love using it to top just about anything I'm eating, from tacos to salads to veggie burgers

Of course you can't go wrong with making fresh homemade salsa and our loaded guacamole recipe to simply serve with chips either - it's the best! 

While not necessarily traditional, these sweet and spicy salsa recipes are our favorites and guaranteed we'll be making them all summer long.

1. Mango Salsa Recipe

I am obsessed with this mango salsa recipe! It's a forever favorite of mine. This fresh, sweet and slightly spicy fruit salsa is the perfect way to add a unique flavor kick to your typical chips and salsa routine. It also packs a punch when paired with fish, shrimp, or chicken tacos! You have to try this one.

2. Creamy Avocado Salsa Recipe

This creamy avocado salsa recipe is truly special. Our unique take on salsa is packed with tomatillos, jalapeño, fresh cilantro and avocado that's pulsed in a food processor to create the incredible texture. Use it to top our chipotle marinated flank steak, pour it over quesadillas or tacos, or serve it as a dip!

3. Black Bean Corn Salsa Recipe

Our crowd favorite black bean corn salsa recipe is an easy recipe you can whip up in no time. Use it as a side dish for summer barbecues, or as a dip to scoop with chips — it’s everyone’s favorite! The addition of black beans and corn adds tons of flavor and texture, making it a great accompaniment to grilled dishes.

4. Spicy Avocado Chimichurri Salsa Recipe

Nothing about our spicy avocado chimichurri salsa recipe is your average salsa - and that's the best part! Loaded with chunks of fresh avocado, parsley, cilantro, lime juice and garlic, you can be pull it together at a moment's notice. A total taste bud pleaser, load it up on tacos or use it to top grilled chicken or fish.

5. Mango Avocado Salsa Recipe

Clearly we have a thing for mango and avocado in salsa, with good reason! They both add so much flavor and dimension, especially in this mango avocado salsa recipe, which brings both of our favorites together. Add red onion, garlic, cilantro and lime juice then use it to top our spicy ginger grilled chicken.

6. Grilled Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

This quick and easy grilled tomatillo salsa recipe is incredible drizzled over our avocado pulled pork flatbread, but I am also happy to eat by the bowlful with loads of blue corn tortilla chips. Tomatillo salsa is one of my favorites to make - grilling the tomatillos brings out so much flavor, especially paired with jalapeños.

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