We all know how delish聽salsa is for dippin鈥. Whether you鈥檙e looking for a movie night snack or some nosh to accompany your Fresca聽cocktails on the patio, a heaping bowl of this good stuff聽has become a trusty go-to. But the celebrated dip is capable of oh-so-much more. The next time you鈥檙e trying to come up with ways to liven up your dinner, think salsa! These 14聽easy and tasty聽recipes show you how it鈥檚 done.

1. Paleo Baked Salmon With Avocado Salsa: This gorgeous fillet looks like a fancy feast, but it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish. Rubbed with a sweet and fiery聽blend of spices, flaky salmon is topped with a refreshing聽avocado salsa that will have you begging for seconds. (via Joyful Healthy Eats)

2. Homemade Gourmet Hot Dog With Bacon and Salsa:聽Ketchup is so yesterday. This recipe tops its dogs with a simple tomato and parsley salsa instead, and the addition of bacon is obviously welcomed.聽Because bacon. (via Happy Foods)

3. Zesty Shrimp Tacos With Pineapple Salsa:聽Nothing beats a good shrimp taco, and these bad boys are no exception. Topped with a sweet and spicy pineapple salsa, they guarantee an explosion of flavor with every delicious bite. (via Amy Sheree)

4. Salsa Chicken:聽Not only is this dish one of those sought-after 30-minute meals, but you only need to dirty one pan to make it. Yeah! Tender chicken breasts are nestled into a bed of black beans and corn, then聽covered with聽a freshly made salsa for a healthy weeknight dinner.聽(via Dinner at the Zoo)

5. Fajita Gnocchi Skillet With Avocado Salsa:聽Gnocchi doesn鈥檛 always have to be tossed with Italian flavors, y鈥檃ll. This recipe proves that a Mexican聽flare with creamy avocado salsa is just as delicious. (via She Likes Food)

6. Skinny Taco Salad:聽This salad brings everything you love about tacos to a healthy low-carb bowl of goodness. Get your fill with ground turkey, avocado, black beans, and an easy Greek yogurt salsa dressing. (via Well Plated by Erin)

7. Salsa-Stuffed Sheet Pan Chicken:聽If you鈥檙e tired of the same ol鈥 chicken recipes, this one ought to liven up your dinner spirits. Marinated in a zesty blend of jalape帽os, cilantro, and tangy limes, these chicken breasts are stuffed with a yummy salsa and聽smothered with聽melty, cheesy perfection.(via Hungry Hobby)

8. Baked Fish With Dill Cherry Salsa and Lemon Cauliflower Rice:聽It鈥檚 not often we see a salsa that incorporates cherries, but we鈥檙e diggin鈥 it. Slathered over your fave fish, this innovative salsa will impress the whole fam.聽(via Two Purple Figs)

9. Chicken Chilaquiles: Chips聽are great for dippin鈥, but why dip when you can just smother all that鈥檚 good over them and have at it. This recipe has you digging into a delicious mess of tortillas, shredded chicken, cheese, and salsa verde. (via Kiwi and Carrot)

10. Pan-Seared Salmon With Pineapple Salsa:聽Al fresco dining is bliss, and this salsa-covered salmon is just the meal聽for it. It鈥檚 healthy, refreshing, and perfect for weeknight meals or entertaining. (via Foodness Gracious)

11. Mexican Chicken Skewers With Rice and Picante Salsa:聽Summertime dinners just *scream* for delectable skewers. These gems bring tender chicken, peppers, and onions to your plate with fluffy rice and a picante salsa that is drool-worthy. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)

12. Fish Taco Bowls With Mango Salsa and Avocado Cream Sauce:聽Everyone loves a hearty bowl, and if it鈥檚 made in less than 30, even better. Inspired by fish tacos, this serving of white fish, rice, veggies, and mango salsa will have you all fired up in the best way.聽(via Platings and Pairings)

13. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Poached Eggs and Bell Pepper Salsa:聽Sweet potatoes are worth so much more than the usual dose of brown sugar they get. This recipe caps it off with a silky poached egg聽and a glorious red pepper salsa for a healthy meal that tastes like a treat. (via Eat Spin Run Repeat)

14. Thai Fish Cakes With Mango Avocado Salsa:聽These fish cakes > every other kind of cake. Seriously. Salmon is cooked in coconut milk and Thai spices, formed into patties, and garnished with a fruity salsa that is DYNAMITE. (via The Endless Meal)

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