13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada

A parrillada, or a barbecue, is not complete without a spicy salsa, but 13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada is even better. From smooth and creamy, to chunky, to crunchy, these salsas from Mexican bloggers from across the country are truly amazing.

13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada #mexicansalsas #parrillada #salsa

13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada

My last trip to Mexico found us in the backyard of my beautiful grandmother’s house. She sat joyfully at the head of the table, surrounded by some of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her beautiful family gathered together, listening to music, laughing, talking.

Family in Mexico

My dad and uncle manned the grill during our parrillada (a cookout or barbecue) on a beautiful July afternoon. The rest of us awaited the delicious grilled meats while sampling and discussing the variety of salsas spread across the table.

Manning the grill

The salsas, as colorful, varied, and unique as Mexican cuisine itself and a must for any good parrillada.

13 Delicious Salsas

Today, I have 13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada (or barbecue) to share with you. Some of these salsas are from my own repertoire of recipes. The others, I am excited and honored to say, are a collection from Mexican women all across the country.

From New York to California, Texas to Oklahoma and back here to Colorado, these are 13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada from some of the best Latina bloggers.

The Salsas

Simple and Healthy Pico de Gallo Salsa #picodegallo #mexicansalsa #whole30recipe

Pico de Gallo Salsa

Let’s begin with what might be one of the most popular salsas out there. Pico de Gallo is the definition of chunky salsa. It is made with a mix of diced vibrant red tomatoes, spicy jalapeños, crisp white onions, and fresh cilantro. It goes great with carne asada, burgers, or with crunchy tortilla chips.

Find the recipe by Everyday Latina here.


Roasted Red Jalapeño Salsa #mexicansalsa #salsaforparrillada

Roasted Red Jalapeño Salsa

If it has the word roasted in the name, then it’s going to be good! Roasting vegetables adds an amazing smoky flavor to salsas, like in this great Roasted Red Jalapeño Salsa. Tomatoes, garlic, and red jalapeños are roasted to create a chunky salsa perfect on grilled meats or tacos.

Find the recipe by Mexico in My Kitchen here.


Creamy tomatillo avocado salsa #tomatillo salsa #avocadosalsa #mexicansalsa

Creamy Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

Next, is this creamy and smooth salsa. It gets its beautiful green color from tomatillos and jalapeños, and its silky texture from avocado. This salsa is terrific with grilled meats, tacos, burritos, and eggs.

Find the recipe by Everyday Latina here.


Citrus Mango Avocado Salsa - 13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada

Citrus, Mango, and Avocado Salsa

Sweet, tangy and spicy – doesn’t that combination sound absolutely divine?! This Citrus, Mango and Avocado Salsa is great for chips or use it to top grilled chicken, pork, or seafood.

Find the recipe by Muy Bueno Cooking here.



Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Chile de Arbol

This is a deliciously smooth salsa, and made extra spicy with the use of chile de arbol. Roasted Tomatillo Salsa with Chile de Arbol is a fantastic choice for tacos and pork.

Find the recipe by Everyday Latina here.


Salsa Borracha #mexicansalsas #13mexicansalsasforaparrillada

Salsa Borracha

With this salsa, you can have your beer and eat it too! Salsa Borracha (drunk salsa) is made with beer, but when the alcohol is burned off it leaves a rich and deep flavor. This is a perfect topping for carne asada and grilled meats.

Find the recipe by Mama Maggie’s Kitchen here.


Pico de Gallo Verde #mexicansalsas

Pico de Gallo Verde

Next up, an incredibly creative and green variation on the ever-popular pico de gallo.  This salsa is made with tomatillos, pickled jalapeños, and pickled carrots. Serve it with carne asada, tostadas, salads, or eggs.

Find the recipe by Nibbles and Feasts here.


Chunky saucy jalapeño salsa #salsa #chunkysalsa #chunkysaucyjalapeñosalsa

Chunky Saucy Jalapeño Salsa

Tomato sauce adds delicate sweet notes and jalapeños add a spicy kick to this chunky salsa. This is great as a dip and amazing on top of grilled chicken.

Find the recipe by Everyday Latina here.


Fresh Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado #mexicansalsa

Fresh Tomatillo Salsa with Avocado

No roasting, toasting, or boiling required for this marvelous salsa! Just throw all the ingredients in the blender until smooth. Then add some diced avocado just before serving. This is definitely worthy of some tortilla chips, and a nice carne asada would be wonderful with this too.

Find the recipe by Lola’s Cocina here.


Easy and fast jalapeño salsa #jalapeñosalsa #easysalsa #mexicansalsa

Easy and Fast Jalapeño Salsa

Now for hands down my favorite salsa! This jalapeño salsa is so easy and fast to make, hence the name. Plus, it goes with EVERYTHING!

Find the recipe by Everyday Latina here.


Fresh Cucumber Salsa #mexicansalsa

Fresh Cucumber Salsa

Certainly something as crunchy and fresh like this needs some tortilla chips right away! This healthy salsa is similar to pico de gallo. However, this one adds crunchy cucumbers for a light and refreshing twist. This is a great one for tacos, enchiladas, and grilled meats.

Find the recipe by Isabel Eats here.


Easy tomatillo salsa verde for tacos #tomatillosalsa #salsaverde #mexicansalsa

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Following is another simple, easy, and tasty salsa. Tomatillo Salsa Verde is made with tomatillos, serrano and jalapeño peppers. It is a deliciously tangy salsa that’s excellent on tacos or with chips.

Find the recipe by Everyday Latina here.


Taqueria-Style Salsa Recipes #mexicansalsas

Taqueria-Style Salsa Recipes

To round out these 13 Delicious Salsas for a Parrillada, here is one amazing recipe that can yield a wide variety of different salsas. Use the same recipe formula but substitute the chili peppers of your choice to create as many different salsas of your liking. Just think of the countless taco and salsa pairings!

Find the recipe by La Piña en La Cocina here.

Which tasty salsas will make an appearance at your next barbecue? Let me know in the comments below.

I hope you enjoy!


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