Easy Salsas To Impress Your Guests

The weather seems to be continually climbing up up up, it has been getting warmer and warmer. You might want to host a dinner party and thinking about cooking up yet another dish for an appetizer is giving making you want to call off the party. Not all dishes need to be served warm. Salsa’s a great cold appetizer that you can prepare in advance, and they’ll taste even better if you give it time to sit. A dish that you can prepare in advance and tastes better the next day, perfect!

Here are some refreshing salsas’ you can prepare for a refreshing start to a meal:

Peach salsa

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  • 2 cans (28 Ounce) Peaches In Syrup, Drained, Juice Reserved
  • 1 whole Medium Red Onion, Diced Very Fine
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Diced Very Fine
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Seeded And Minced (include Some Seeds For Spice)
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder (more To Taste)
  • Dash Of Salt
  • Juice Of 1 Lime
  1. Chop the peaches into small pieces and put them into a bowl with all the other ingredients.
  2. Add in reserved juice
  3. Season to taste.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Watermelon Salsa

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  • 1/2 whole Small Seedless Watermelon, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Red Onion, Diced
  • 1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Diced
  • 1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded And Finely Diced
  • 1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Seeded And Finely Diced
  • 2 whole Jalapeños, Seeded And Finely Diced
  • 1 whole Bunch Cilantro, Chopped
  • 2 whole Juice Of 1 To 2 Limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  1. Add in all the ingredients into a bowl and toss well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Fresh corn and avocado salsa

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  • 4 ears Sweet Corn
  • 2 whole Very Firm Avocados, Diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Jalapeno, Seeded And Finely Diced
  • 1/2 Hot Chili Pepper, Seeded And Finely Diced
  • 1 whole Juice Of Lime
  • Plenty Of Chopped Cilantro
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar (optional)
  1. Slice kernels off corn.
  2. Combine it with remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Pineapple and mango salsa

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  • 1 whole Pineapple, Peeled And Diced
  • 1 whole Mango, Diced
  • 1/2 whole Medium Red Onion, Finely Diced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Seeded And Diced
  • Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 whole Lime, Juiced
  • Dash Kosher Salt
  • Dash Granulated Sugar (optional)
  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. Squeeze in lime juice and season to taste.
  3. Refrigerate and serve within an hour.

Restaurant style salsa

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  • 1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
  • 2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes And Green Chilies)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered And Sliced Thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro (more To Taste!)
  • 1/2 whole Lime Juice
  1. Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse till you get it to the consistency you like.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

You can make one, or all these different salsas and have a salsa bar at your party. The options are endless, and best part? You can add in whatever fruit you like into these salsas! The recipes are very forgiving and flexible.

Maybe chopping and dicing all these ingredients may not be up your alley, or you don’t want your fingers to smell of onions for the next 3 days. Get one of Gawin’s caterers to do it for you while you kick back and enjoy mingling with your guests instead.


written by Sereena Low

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