5 Easy and Fresh Salsas

The arrival of warmer weather and sunnier skies marks the perfect time to try and make some fresh and unexpected salsas. Juicy fruits, crunchy vegetables, and fragrant herbs combine to create a festive fiesta of flavors that's delectable when scooped on a tortilla chip or spooned on grilled meat or seafood. 

 

Tomato-based salsas are the classic go-to, but why not expand your horizons by trying out some creative salsa recipes that use delicious ingredients in exciting new ways? Best of all, you can mix these fun salsas right in the Oster Pro® Blender with Texture Select Settings. The Food Chop/Salsa setting perfectly slices and dices veggies, fruits, herbs, and other ingredients to make tasty salsas that pair perfectly with any meal or snack.

 

 

Ready to take your salsa game up a notch? Try these easy, delicious salsa recipes:

 

1. Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Recipe

Strawberries are a warm-weather staple. Put them to good use in this sweet and spicy salsa, which balances a hint of heat from the jalapeño peppers with the juicy sweetness of the berries. 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups strawberries, tops removed 
  • 1/2 red onion, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced in half 
  • 2 large tomatoes, halved 
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to your Oster Pro Blender.
  2. Process on the Food Chop/Salsa setting until all ingredients are chopped and combined. 
  3. Transfer salsa to a bowl and serve. 

 

2. Italian Melon Basil Salsa Recipe

Put an Italian twist on salsa with fresh cantaloupe, basil leaves, and mozzarella cheese. It's the perfect salsa for summer and is delicious on pita chips, crostini, bruschetta, or even spooned over grilled chicken. 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cantaloupe cubes 
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 2 large tomatoes, halved 
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces small (1/2-inch) mozzarella balls, drained

 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except mozzarella balls to your Oster Pro Blender.
  2. Process on the Food Chop/Salsa setting until all ingredients are chopped and combined. 
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and then stir in the mozzarella balls before serving. 

 

3. Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Cranberries are a holiday favorite, but the fruit takes on a vibrant new life in the summer months. Lime juice complements the berries' tangy tartness for a fresh and unexpected salsa that's sure to become a new favorite. You can enjoy this salsa with tortilla or pita chips, or as a tasty topping on grilled pork. 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries 
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 yellow onion, halved 
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon honey 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to your Oster Pro Blender.
  2. Process on the Food Chop/Salsa setting until all ingredients are chopped and combined. 
  3. Transfer to a large bowl and serve. 

 

4. Spicy Corn Salsa 

Bright and bold, basic corn salsa gets a tantalizing kick with the addition of herbs and spices, while cool and creamy avocado keeps the heat in check. This tasty salsa is great with chips, or spooned on top of tacos, fajitas, and burritos. You can use canned corn in this recipe, but if you have corn on the cob left over from a weekend barbecue, use that instead! 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups corn 
  • 1 red onion, halved 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onion stalks 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic 
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin 
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 avocados, diced 

 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except the avocado to your Oster Pro Blender
  2. Process on the Food Chop/Salsa setting until all ingredients are chopped and combined. 
  3. Transfer the salsa to a large bowl and then stir in the diced avocado before serving. 

 

5. Sunny Days Salsa Recipe

Celebrate warm days with this bright and cheery salsa made with juicy summer fruits. The combination of sweet mangoes, tart lime juice, and citrusy mandarins is like sunshine in a bowl!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks 
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained 
  • 1 cup mango cubes 
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro 
  • 1 red onion, halved 
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to your Oster Pro Blender
  2. Process on the Food Chop/Salsa setting until all ingredients are chopped and combined. 
  3. Transfer the salsa to a large bowl and serve.