Slideshow: Game Day Eats: 12 Salsa Recipes to Spice Things Up

Classic Pico de Gallo
Classic Pico de Gallo

Salsa doesn't get much more classic than this fresh pico de gallo made with tomatoes, onions, and chilies. Ours gets an added flavor boost thanks to a bit of pre-salting and draining.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Ancho-Chipotle Salsa with Chocolate and Fried Almonds
Ancho-Chipotle Salsa with Chocolate and Fried Almonds

This recipe combines fried almonds, chipotle peppers in adobo, and unsweetened chocolate to create a thick, earthy, slightly sweet salsa.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Charred Tomatillo and Yellow Pepper Salsa
Charred Tomatillo and Yellow Pepper Salsa

Spicy pasilla chiles are mellowed by the natural sweetness of tomatillos and yellow peppers.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Grilled Bloody Mary Salsa
Grilled Bloody Mary Salsa

Worcestershire, lemon, black pepper, and chile de arbol give this salsa a Bloody Mary kick. Don't worry, though; unlike the drink, you can enjoy this non-alcoholic snack all day long without getting a hangover.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Peach Salsa with Pickled Red Onions and Serrano Chiles
Peach Salsa with Pickled Red Onions and Serrano Chiles

While fresh peaches add sweetness, raw serranos ensure that you won't be left wanting for heat.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer]

Orange-Tomatillo Salsa
Orange-Tomatillo Salsa

Orange and chipotle are a natural pairing—the sweet citrus tang plays well off of the smoky and spicy chipotle. The tart and fruity tomatillos mingle well with the combo, heightening the complexity of this otherwise simple salsa.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Basic Salsa Verde
Basic Salsa Verde

This simple tomatillo salsa is flavored with peppers, cilantro, and lemon juice.

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Ají (Colombian-Style Tomato and Onion Salsa)
Ají (Colombian-Style Tomato and Onion Salsa)

There are countless ways to make ají, but this classic version adds scallions, cilantro, and serrano or jalapeño peppers to a roma tomato base.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Roasted Tomato Salsa
Roasted Tomato Salsa

After trying this easy, classic tomato salsa, you'll never want to buy the jarred stuff again.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]