21 Creative Paleo Salsa Recipes (+ Old Favorites)
If you need to break out of a food rut…
Or put a fresh twist on favorite recipes…
Salsas are the way to go!
For a Mexican-inspired taste to your dishes:
- Roasted Salsa Verde
- Creamy Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
- Fire Roasted Green Tomato and Chile Salsa
You can drizzle these over steak, meatballs or other red meats.
For a chunky salsa which doubles up as a snack:
- Spicy Mango and Bell Pepper Salsa
- Chunky Avocado Salsa
- Easy Peach and Cucumber Salsa
Toss these together with some green leaves and you’ll have a light salad.
For a zesty fruity salsa perfect for the summer:
- Grilled Pineapple Salsa
- Mango Salsa
- Spicy Tropical Salsa
These salsas pair well with pork, poultry and fish dishes.
Remember: you can always add more or less spice to your salsa, depending on your taste!
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Table Of Contents – Paleo Salsa Recipes
- Paleo Salsa Recipes – Tomato Salsas
- Paleo Salsa Recipes – Tomatillo Salsas
- Paleo Salsa Recipes – Avocado Salsas
- Paleo Salsa Recipes – Fruit Salsas
Paleo Salsa Recipes – Tomato Salsas
– That Paleo Couple
Ingredients: Roma tomatoes, onion, tomatillos, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, jalapeños, cilantro, hot peppers, garlic, lime juice.
This salsa looks as if it has taken ages to prepare, but it is actually quite quick and easy. The colors look so appealing that this will soon become a favorite for the whole family. You can make it even spicier by leaving the seeds in the hot peppers, although it is spicy enough for the whole family as it is. If you can, leave it to stand for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to meld together.
Tomato salsa is a great dip to serve at a party and you don’t need to serve chips with it! Simply cut a few veggies like carrots and celery into sticks and let everyone help themselves. This salsa also tastes great served over eggs for a fresh and tasty breakfast, or as a zingy addition to a salad. This dish will last stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
– Craving 4 More
Ingredients: green tomatoes, shallots, extra virgin olive oil, coconut vinegar, sea salt, fire roasted green chilies, cilantro.
Sometimes even a favorite meal can become a bit bland and uninteresting, so why not whizz it up a bit by adding this fresh and zingy green tomato salsa! You can use it as a dip for veggies, as a side for a steak or with eggs for breakfast. You will never go back to store-bought salsa once you have tried making your own.
– Sprinkles and Sauce
Ingredients: tomatoes, coriander, onion, jalapeño or green chilies, garlic, lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, ground black pepper.
This recipe is perfect if you grow your own tomatoes, as it doesn’t really matter what variety you use! The freshness of the tomatoes and the addition of the lime juice give this salsa a real lift, making it a great way to liven up any meal or to serve at a party as a dip for vegetable crudités. Packed in a mason jar this would also make a fabulous gift for a barbecue host!
The mix of colors in this simple salsa makes it so appealing to the eyes as well as the taste buds! It takes just minutes to put together and yet can add a special flavor to a simple roast chicken or served with your own favorite crackers. If you can, leave it in the fridge for an hour or so to allow the flavors to marry together.
Paleo Salsa Recipes – Tomatillo Salsas
Salsa verde has its roots in Mexican cuisine as Mexico is the home of the tomatillo. You can find them quite easily nowadays and this salsa is well worth trying as it can be bottled and kept for months or even frozen! It can be served with just about everything, from salads to roast meats or homemade meatballs, and the heat can be adjusted to suit your palate.
By roasting the ingredients for this salsa, you concentrate the flavors, making it even more delicious. Traditional salsa verde doesn’t always use garlic, but it goes so well with the onion and gives it a unique flavor. When you are using tomatillos, just remember to remove the husks completely as they are not really edible.
– Fed and Fit
Ingredients: tomatillos, yellow onion, garlic, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt.
With the addition of the lime juice, this salsa verde has a freshness of flavor, making it a great dish to serve in the summertime. It can be served with whatever salad or meat you prefer, or as a dip. If stored in the refrigerator it will last for about a week, but it can easily be frozen, making it ideal for batch-cooking.
Paleo Salsa Recipes – Avocado Salsas
This salsa tastes a bit like guacamole, just with chunks! It makes a perfect dish to serve with chips for a party or celebration, and the amount of sriracha can be adjusted to suit everyone’s palate, although it goes so well with the creamy smoothness of the avocado. If you can, give it an hour in the fridge to allow the flavors to mingle.
– Steph Gaudreau
Ingredients: pineapple, avocado, tomato, jalapeño pepper, red bell pepper, red onion, cucumber, lime juice, cilantro, sea salt, cinnamon.
This is a rainbow on a plate! The colors are amazing and you just want to dive in with a spoon! If it looks good, it usually tastes good and this salsa would be so impressive served at a dinner party as a side for chops or chicken or as a really big splash of color in a salad. Because of the tanginess of the pineapple, this also goes well with a lot of fish dishes, especially oily fish like mackerel or salmon.
Paleo Salsa Recipes – Fruit Salsas
– The Healthy Foodie
Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients: mangoes, red bell pepper, cucumbers, green onions, jalapeño pepper, mint, parsley, ginger, lime juice, white balsamic vinegar, honey, Himalayan salt, white pepper.
This salsa has the true look of summer! It is packed with flavor, textures, and colors and is spicy yet refreshing at the same time. It can be served with whatever meat you are having, like pork, grilled chicken or fish (great with oily fish), or you can just tuck in and enjoy it as a super light and summery snack or lunch. If you don’t like mint then just leave it out, or try adding in some cilantro instead.
The fresh flavor of the basil goes so well with the peaches in this recipe that it makes it a fantastic salsa to serve with fish or grilled meat as a summery side. If you prefer some spice in your salsa you could add in some jalapenos, but it tastes so fresh and delicate on its own. This salsa only takes a few minutes to prepare for a light and delicious side or serve it in a large bowl as an addition to a family barbecue.
– The Healthy Foodie
Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients: watermelon, papaya, blueberries, cucumbers, green onions, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, rosemary, parsley, ginger, lime juice, Himalayan salt, black pepper.
If you like fruit salsas, then you will love this one! The blueberries give such a wonderful pop of flavor and juice when you bite into them and the whole dish is fresh and cooling, making it a perfect option for a summer meal. This salsa can also be versatile – just add your own choice of yogurt for a creamy dessert, or serve over homemade granola for a fresh breakfast.
When you grill pineapple, the natural sugars caramelize perfectly, giving it a sweet but almost toffee flavor, and when this is teamed with the lime juice you get a really zingy flavor that sits well with so many dishes; grilled fish, chicken or pork. Try serving this with your favorite pulled pork recipe as a filling for lettuce wraps for a light and healthy lunch, or team it with some cold chicken for an easy lunch box recipe to take to work.
– Jan’s Sushi Bar
Ingredients: mango, jalapeño chili, pineapple, tomato, red onion, cilantro, hot sauce, Kosher or sea salt.
If you are having friends and family round for a summer barbecue or a family meal, then salsa is a great dish to serve. This one is light and delicious, yet it can be ready in a few minutes, giving you extra time for other things. The natural sweetness from the mango and pineapple means you don’t need any other sweeteners. This will even be sweet enough for the younger members of the family.
– Primally Inspired
Ingredients: peaches, tomatoes, garlic, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, sea salt.
This is another taste of summer recipe for a fresh and juicy salsa that the whole family will enjoy! With a chopper or food processor the preparation takes seconds, so you could put together a batch for unexpected guests by the time you grill some chops or fish. If you don’t have peaches, this recipe works just as well with mango too.
Cucumber is the perfect vegetable to add to salsas or salads as it is juicy and fresh, yet low in calories and carbs. Along with the peach, it gives this salsa a cool feeling and is so refreshing that it would make a lovely light snack or lunch on its own, served in lettuce wraps or used as a side for grilled meats or fish.
– Steph Gaudreau
Ingredients: blueberries, jalapeño.
Sometimes the simple things in life are the best – just like this 2-ingredient recipe! What could be easier than that? If you don’t want the salsa quite as hot then just remove the seeds from the jalapeno before chopping it. The fresh, fruity flavor of this salsa goes so well with grilled meats or fish.
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: green apple, radish, ginger.
Radishes are a root vegetable which has been popular in Europe since Roman times. When served raw in salsa or salads, they have a crisp texture and a fresh, peppery taste that goes well with fruit. In this recipe, the sharpness of the radish and the tart apple can be perfect partners to fatty meats such as grilled pork or can liven up chicken dishes. It has little sugar in it, which can be useful on a sugar-free diet.
– Health Starts in the Kitchen
Ingredients: pineapple, jalapeño pepper, green onions, sea salt, ground black pepper, whey or liquid from another fermented veggie.
If you are new to fermenting, then this is a great recipe to try as it doesn’t take too long and the flavors are not affected too greatly. The fresh, sweet pineapple is a perfect partner for the spicy jalapeno, but this recipe can be enjoyed by kids too, as the pineapple keeps its sweetness and adds to the freshness of the flavor.
Here is another summer-inspired recipe that gives you a sweet, spicy and fresh-tasting salsa to go with grilled chicken, pork or even homemade burgers. Salsa is often a great way to inspire the younger family members to eat healthy without noticing – sneaky but successful! You can de-seed the chili if you don’t want the heat, although it really goes well with the sweetness and freshness of the mango.
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