Salsa Recipes For Summer

Meri Raffetto

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Every summer my father-in-law grows 6 to 8 tomato plants and the man knows what he’s doing. He produces amazing, low seed, juicy tomatoes. The only thing is he brings me boxes at a time. What’s a girl to do? Make salsa, I say.

I love exploring different salsa recipes and summer is the perfect time. Even if you’re not making tomato based salsa, summer fruits like watermelon and mango make perfect salsas to accompany a recipe like salmon or quesadillas and you’ll find a variety of chiles are all around!

Check out this summer salsa round up:

Tomato/Chile Based SALSAS

I’m a fan of  traditional tomato based salsas. Perfect for chip dipping and using on scrambled eggs in the morning. If you roast or grill the tomatoes before blending into salsa it will release more lycopene shown to decrease the risk of heart disease and prostate cancer.

Poblano and Lime Salsa from us! Real Living Nutrition Services


Hatch Chile Salsa Verde from Simple Swaps

Classic Tomato Salsa from Whole Food Real Families

Fruit Salsas

Fruit salsa pairs so nicely with fish. Next time you grill salmon or halibut, add one of the following salsas to top it off.

Black Bean Mango Salsa in a bowl

Fresh Strawberry Salsa from Healthy Ideas Place

Cucumber Mango Salsa from Healthy Ideas Place

Avocado Salsa by Sharon Palmer

Cara Cara Orange Salsa Fresca from E.A. Stewart Spicy RD Nutrition

Black Bean and Mango Salsa from Living Well Kitchen

Peach Corn and Black Bean Salsa from Nutrition Starring You

Peach Salsa from The Nutritionist Reviews

Salsa within a Recipe

Not sure what to do with salsa other than dipping chips? Try some of these clever ideas of using salsa within a full recipe.

Shrimp Quesadilla with Mango Salsa by Italicana Kitchen

Walnut Crusted Fish with Salsa from Living Well Kitchen

Other than great taste, the best thing about salsa is it’s a healthy go to dip. I’ve never seen a salsa that isn’t full of healthful plant based ingredients. Add it to eggs, burritos, tacos, or even rice bowls and enjoy!


  • Meri Raffetto

    Meri Raffetto was the original founder of Real Living Nutrition. A triplet mom and author of the Glycemic Index Diet for Dummies and coauthor of the Glycemic Index Cookbook for Dummies, and Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies.