Gallery: 25 Salsa and Guacamole Recipes for Your Game Day Chips

Grilled Bloody Mary Salsa
Grilled Bloody Mary Salsa

Bloody Marys are a perfect hangover cure. So why not take those rejuvenating flavors and turn them into the perfect dip?

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer

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

The combination of cocoa, sweet ancho, spicy, smoky chipotle, and toasty, fried almonds gives you a subtle salsa that echoes the flavors of Mexican mole sauce.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer

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

This salsa has a smoky edge that balances the natural sweetness of yellow pepper.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer

Walnut-Habanero Salsa with Roasted Garlic and Orange
Walnut-Habanero Salsa with Roasted Garlic and Orange

The roasted garlic gives this salsa a smooth, mellow flavor and a nice hit of creaminess.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer

Classic Pico de Gallo
Classic Pico de Gallo

Also known as salsa fresca, pico de gallo is a bright and punchy chip-topper.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

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

Tangy, spicy, and like multi-colored confetti for your tortilla chips.

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[Photograph: Suzanne Lehrer

Orange-Tomatillo Salsa
Orange-Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillos make this salsa a little brighter and fresher than plain tomatoes. A good squeeze of lime and some chopped cilantro don't hurt either.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel

Ancho-Raisin Sauce
Ancho-Raisin Sauce

This deeply earthy sauce is made from ancho chile and raisins steeped in coffee, all pureed with a little bit of cocoa.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel

Basic Salsa Verde
Basic Salsa Verde

This green salsa may be basic, but it packs a serious flavor punch thanks to tomatillios, jalapeño, and a generous squeeze of tart lime.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt

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

Because this ají is thin, it sits perfectly in the crevices of chips.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt

Roasted Tomato Salsa
Roasted Tomato Salsa

So easy and so tasty, you'll never buy the jarred stuff again. The roasting rounds out the heat for a more smooth, slightly sweeter salsa.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel

Hot Salsa Verde
Hot Salsa Verde

The sour cream in this salsa mellows the spice, but doesn't dampen the fruity heat of the chilies.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel

The Best Basic Guacamole
The Best Basic Guacamole

Guacamole is an essential recipe that everyone should have in their dip arsenal. Perfectly balanced, creamy, salty, spicy, and all-around delicious.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Chipotle-Orange Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Chipotle-Orange Guacamole with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

A citrusy twist on basic guac, with a little toasty crunch from the pumpkin seeds.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Sriracha
Guacamole with Sriracha

Extra spicy guac with a tingling heat that will leave you reaching for more.

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Guacamole with Fermented Chili Bean Paste
Guacamole with Fermented Chili Bean Paste

Worlds collide in this guacamole, made with Chinese chili bean paste and traditional Mexican flavors.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Old Bay and Crab
Guacamole with Old Bay and Crab

Old bay spices up this Maryland-inspired guacamole studded with sweet, briny crab chunks.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Jicama and Mango
Guacamole with Jicama and Mango

Fruity and tangy and ever-so-slightly sweet.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Lots of Tomato
Guacamole with Lots of Tomato

Halfway between guac and salsa, this dip is chock full of juicy tomatoes.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Roasted Tomatillos
Guacamole with Roasted Tomatillos

A variation on basic guacamole with a little extra heat and a nice fruitiness from the tomatillos.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Charred Corn, Black Beans, and Guacamole
Guacamole with Charred Corn, Black Beans, and Guacamole

Charred corn kernels and black beans make this guacamole extra hearty, so make sure you grab a sturdy chip.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Guacamole with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Guacamole injected with the familiar flavors of a Cobb salad- a little bit of crunchy bacon, a little bit of creamy blue cheese.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Edamame and Sesame
Guacamole with Edamame and Sesame

Nutty, sweet, and very, very green. This guacamole adds a bit of Asian flavor to your game day spread.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guacamole with Roasted Garlic
Guacamole with Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic gives this guacamole deep sweet, mellow flavor.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa)
Guasacaca (Avocado Salsa)

Guasacaca. It's quite a tongue twister.It has a crowd-pleasing creamy texture, fresh flavor, and is hearty enough to keep you fueled through the Super Bowl.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]