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How to Make Delicious Lime Salsa for Summer Cookouts

Lime and salsa create the perfect combination. Make your own delicious lime salsa with these lime salsa recipes, salsa canning with lime, and more tips!

Summer is here which means summer cookouts are bound to happen. At your summer cookout, you have your burgers, hotdogs, and everything else but no summer cookout is complete without its chip and dip section. 

One of the best dips to complement chips would be a lime salsa. Lime salsa bursts with flavor on each bite and will have your guests begging for the recipe.

Here are some lime salsa recipes that you can try! 

Lime Salsa Recipes

Lime salsa is easy to make and worth it once you taste how flavorful it is! Here are some great salsa recipes to get started. 

Lime Salsa with Cilantro 


  • Roma tomatoes
  • yellow onion
  • jalapenos
  • cilantro
  • lime
  • vinegar
  • garlic
  • salt
  • sugar
  • chili powder

This recipe is great if you want to make fresh lime salsa with cilantro

Chili Lime Salsa

This spicy lime salsa recipe will have you salivating for more. 


  • 15 Roma tomatoes, de-seeded and chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, minced including stems
  • 2 limes, zest, and juice
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped fine
  • 2 small jalapenos, minced
  • 1 (29 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (7 ounces) can fire-roasted chilies
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic 
  • 1(1 ounce) packet hot taco seasoning (approx 3 Tb)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, to taste

Chili lime salsa is a salsa recipe with a twist that is simple to make and super tasty! 

Spicy Lime Salsa 

Another great way to make a spicy lime sala that is healthy for you is right here!  


  • 1 can (14 1/2 Oz. Size) No-salt-added Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 1/4 Oz. Size) Green Chilis
  • ½ cups Chopped Red Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • ½ whole Jalapeno, Seeds Removed And Chopped
  • ¼ cups Cilantro Leaves
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Cumin

Spicy lime salsa paired with great corn or tortilla chips is addicting in the best way possible. 

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Tomatillo salsa is a dip that you can pair with anything and everything. You can put it on chips, your burger, or even mix it in with a summer salad. There are so many beautiful uses for this salsa. 


  • 1 1/2 lb tomatillos
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves (or more) garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Jalapeño peppers OR 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped (you can use whole for more heat if you want)
  • Salt to taste

Tomatillo salsa verde can be bought in stores but will never taste good a the one you make in your own home! 

Salsa Canning with Lime

Salsa canning is a great method used when you have too many tomatoes growing and don't want to waste them. By canning your salsa, you can use your excess tomatoes and preserve them in your fridge until it is ready for use. 

When canning salsa, you follow the recipe for your favorite salsa, and instead of using vinegar, you can use lime juice to introduce acidity into the can. Mason jars serve as great "cans" for your salsa. 

Try Out a Lime Salsa Recipe 

Lime salsas are great for the summer and these citrus fruit recipes would ensure quality salsas that everyone would love. They are simple to make and can be made in bulk so that you never have to run out to the store to buy lime salsa. Lime juice is healthy and making salsa at home is healthier than buying store-bought jars. 

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