This Acapulco-inspired pico de gallo gets a briny boost from olives and capers. Serve it spooned over grilled fish or chicken. Get the recipe for Salsa Playera de Lujo (Fresh Tomato and Olive Salsa) ». Todd Coleman

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Next to the stove, a masala dabba, an Indian spice container, holds the spices that she uses the most in her cooking. Back To Making It Work » Todd Coleman
  1. For a fun way to present your dips, serve individual portions of each one in the metal bowls from a masala dabbaMenu: A Chips and Dips Party , an Indian spice container; let your guests choose their favorites.

    1. Most of these dips can be made ahead of time and improve with age. The Taco-Shop Guacamole should be puréed just before serving to preserve its pale green color.

    2. Fresh-baked pita is the perfect accompaniment to a thicker dip. These five bakeries across the country are renowned for their pita.

    3. If you want to try a different salsa, these 9 wildly different varieties of salsa from chef Roberto Santibañez range from smoky and creamy to sweet and piquant.

    4. If making homemade potato chips is too time-consuming, try a few of our favorite store-bought chip brands from around the world.