Salsas for Cinco de Mayo

Savor the flavors of Mexico with these salsa recipes.

Salsa RecipeWhat began as a provincial Mexican holiday is now a global fiesta observed in honor of Mexican heritage and pride. No Cinco de Mayo party would be complete without a heaping bowl of fresh salsa, and we've got recipes that range from muy caliente to sweet and tangy. Serve with endive, carrots, celery, and low carb tortilla chips to spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Grande Salsa Salad
You're in control of the heat factor with this blend of corn, green pepper, and radishes tossed in a mayonnaise-salsa dressing.

Classic Tomato Salsa
The classic, fresh tasting, tomato salsa. This one is as easy as it gets!

Hawaiian Salsa
Savor some island flavor — pineapple, mango, and kiwi make a colorful, sweet blend.

Salsa IngredientsBasil Salsa
A simple, basil flavored blend with a touch of heat.

Fiesta Salsa
Crisp tomatoes and creamy avocado tossed with corn and chilies. This salsa brings some serious fresh-factor.

Picnic Salsa
This unexpected combination of watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumber, and tomatoes will wow your guests.

Tomatillo Salsa
A fresh tomatillo and jalapeno pepper salsa — this one is packing heat!

Garbanzo Salsa
A crunchy, colorful salsa with the fresh flavors of tomatoes, cuucmber, garbanzo beans, cilantro, and mint.

Homemade Peppers & Onion Salsa
Red and yellow peppers give this fresh, twist on the classic some extra crunch.

Salsa Roja
A rich and thick salsa that gets its color — and heat —  from tomatoes, red peppers, and jalepenos.

Fresh SalsaSun-Dried Tomato Avocado Salsa
This unique blend of sun-dried tomatoes, plum tomatoes, avocado, and citrus makes a tangy salsa that goes well with chicken or fish.

Sweet & Sour Red Onion Vinegar Salsa
A sweet and tangy mixture of red onion, vinegar, and coriander. This one is also a great sweet relish for steak or pork!

Papaya Pineapple Salsa
This citrus flavored, sweet and spicy salsa is a versatile topping for beef, chicken, or fish.

Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 8/12

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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