Salsa Recipes to Spice Up the Summer

Hello readers!  Summer means cookouts whether it is for July 4th or just a nice summer evening, there is nothing better than a cookout with lots of yummy food!  But what do you do when you are waiting for everything else to cook?!  EAT SNACKS!  Our favorite summer snack is chips and salsa so we are going to share some of our favorite salsa recipes with you!


Chipotle Salsa


  • 1 can (14 oz) Fire Roasted Tomatoes

  • 1 cup fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

  • 1/2 cup white onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/2 jalapeño, chopped

  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo, plus 1 tsp of the adobo sauce

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 1/2 cup cilantro

  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Combine all ingredients in the food processor or high powered blender and pulse until everything is evenly blended.

  2. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Add more chipotle peppers if you like it extra spice.

  3. Remove from food processor or blender and refrigerate.


Tropical Mango Papaya Fruit Salsa


  • 1 medium size mango, chopped into ½" chunks

  • 1 medium size papaya, seeded and chopped into ½" chunks

  • ½ medium size red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 medium size jalapeno, seeds removed and finely chopped

  • 1 bunch of cilantro, stems removed, finely chopped

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • Salt & pepper to taste



  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stir to combine.

  2. Will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week.


Pico de Gallo


  • 1 large tomato, cored, seeded, and coarsely chopped

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Mix ingredients together and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.


Strawberry Salsa


  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and finely diced

  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, finely diced

  • half of a small red onion, peeled and finely diced (about 1/2 cup)

  • 2/3 cup finely-chopped fresh cilantro, loosely-packed

  • juice of 1 lime, about 2 tablespoons

  • (pinch of salt and black pepper)


  • Toss all ingredients together until combined.  Season with extra salt and pepper, if needed.

*If you would like a sweeter salsa, feel free to stir in a few teaspoons of warmed honey.