How to Prepare and What Dishes to Pair it With
Generally, salsa has been a staple in any occasion such as dinner parties and family reunions as it has been paired time and time again with different types of chips but usually corn chips. Serving salsa has been so popular to serve in gatherings due to the fact that it’s easy to prepare and at the same time, it’s easy to eat and enjoy while talking to your friends, relatives and to others who are in the party.
Though salsa has been constantly served with chips and oftentimes, it’s classified as a dip. But do you know that salsa can be included as a side dish to many different dishes? Have you ever thought of what other food go well with salsa to spice up your parties even more?
Salsa can be likened to wine as different types of salsa can go well with different types of food. For instance, a tropical mango-based salsa goes well with fish while avocado-based salsa is great when served with pork. Salsa, when served with the right food, can help parties to get even better.
Here are a couple of salsa recipes that you can use as well as ideas of what food to serve them best with.
Corn and Tomato Salsa
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels (from 2 small ears or frozen, thawed)
- 1 large tomato (seeded, chopped)
- 2/3 cup chopped red onion
- ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ to 1 jalapeno chili (seeded, minced)
- 1 avocado (pitted peeled, chopped)
- fresh cilantro sprigs
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, cover and chill before serving.
Corn and tomato salsa goes well with grilled steaks like rib eye and porterhouse as the corn in the salsa mixes well with the beef. Its taste gives a new dimension of flavor to the beef. On the other hand, the mango and tomato salsa where a recipe of this side dish is shown below goes well with crispy coated fried shrimp.
Tomato and Mango Salsa
- 1 small mango
- 1 large tomato (seeded and chopped)
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 small jalapeno pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
Carefully peel skin from mango sections attached to the seed. Slice flesh from seed and chop it to measure 1-1/2 cups. Combine ingredients in small bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Now that you know which salsa to serve with what dishes, you can serve them in whatever gathering you may have to make it a more lively and memorable occasion.
A good salsa recipe can spice up a meal and add a little life to your next party. And while it’s easy to find salsa at any grocery store, it’s just not the same as a homemade salsa you make yourself. Making a salsa from scratch is actually quite easy. With the right salsa recipe and just a little preparation time, you can create a good homemade salsa that will have people coming back for more.
Mexican food and salsa lover John Weisenberger has put together a delicious collection of tried and true Homemade Salsa Recipes that will get you started. Check them out at Homemade-Salsa-Recipes.com.