Dip Your Chips Into These 15 Creative Salsas
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Dip Your Chips Into These 15 Creative Salsas

While it might be easy to grab a big ol’ jar of pre-made salsa from the chips aisle at the grocery store, we all know it doesn’t quite taste the same as a flavorful and fresh homemade salsa. From diced tomatoes with fresh fruit to spicy peppers and vodka (yes, vodka!), the sky is the limit with from-scratch salsa. This summer, toss the canned brand aside and kick it up a notch with these 15 creative salsa recipes.

1. Strawberry Salsa: We love the idea of adding something new to our salsa, like fruit. This simple recipe is great for dipping, topping or just plain nibbling on. (via She Wears Many Hats)

2. Spicy Corn Salsa: Besides the jalapeños and poblano peppers, it’s fun to see salsa featuring corn as the main ingredient instead of the traditional tomato. (via What’s Gaby Cooking)

3. Roasted Tomatillo Salsa: If you’re hitting the farmers’ market this week, be sure to keep your eyes out for fresh tomatillos. This salsa is easy to spice up or make mild depending on your taste. (via Munchin With Munchkin)

4. Cilantro Peach Salsa: Peaches are everywhere during the summer months, meaning there’s no time like the present to take advantage of original stone-fruit-starring salsas like this one. (via I Am Baker)

5. Avocado Corn Salsa: A twist on pre-made salsa takes hardly any time to pull together. It’s ideal for a last-minute get-together when you’re short on preparation time but still want to impress. (via Betty Crocker)

6. Summer Pico de Gallo: This looks like just about the most refreshing salsa recipe we can imagine. A perfect pick for summer shindigs. (via Fox News Magazine)

7. Texas Caviar: The name caught our attention, and the recipe won us over. Nom on this with tortilla chips, stuff it in a burrito or eat it like a salad. Whatever way you dice it, you’ll be in rice and bean heaven. (via A Nutritionist Eats)

8. Cantaloupe Salsa: If the idea of melon in your salsa hasn’t already made you excited, the colors in this dip alone are enough to get you enthused about whipping it up. (via Tide and Thyme)

9. Warm Butternut Squash and Black Bean Salsa: We know, you’re used to seeing butternut squash in the fall. But if you’re up to slicing your own squash in the off-season, this warm dipping salsa would make a killer appetizer. (via Better Recipes)

10. Cucumber Mango Salsa: Cucumber tastes amazing in water, so why not in salsa? (via Country Living)

11. So-Simple Salsa Dip: Holy moly. Does this look like something out of a 1950s party or what? It’s an uber cheesy take on classic salsa. We see ourselves eating way more than one serving size of this. (via Betty Crocker)

12. Spicy Avocado Salsa: Imagine your favorite guacamole recipe, amped up with tomatillos, limes and jalapeños. You’re drooling now, aren’t you? (via Daily Delights)

13. Bloody Mary Salsa: Hold the phone. A salsa that tastes like our favorite brunch beverage? We might find ourselves sippin’ from the side of this magical mixture. (via Fox News Magazine)

14. Watermelon Salsa: Honestly, what says summer more than watermelon? (via Creative Culinary)

15. Salsa Verde: Top your tacos or enchiladas with a heaping spoonful of this green salsa for added flavor, texture and deliciousness. (via Eat, Drink, Love)

Which of these delicious alternatives to store-bought salsa are you ready to whip up? What’s your favorite dip for chips? Let us know in the comments below.