8 Nacho and Salsa Recipes for Every Party

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Nachos

Classic Nachos

In the 1950s, pickled jalapeños were sold whole or in strips; the now-familiar rings became available, not coincidentally, after nachos gained national popularity. This recipe brings us back to the joys of a simpler nacho. Get the recipe for Nachos »Helen Rosner
Cadillac Nachos

Cadillac Nachos

A dead-simple, three-ingredient queso sauce is the secret to these nachos, which strike the perfect balance between rich, crunchy, spicy, and bright. Get the recipe for Cadillac Nachos »Farideh Sadeghin
Grilled Salsa

Grilled Salsa

Grilling the tomatoes and chiles imparts a lovely, smoky char to this salsa. Get the recipe for Grilled Salsa »Matt Taylor-Gross
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Black Bean Nachos with Red Chile Beef

This appetizer is loaded with spicy chorizo, assorted chiles, and hearty black beans. Get the recipe for Black Bean Nachos with Red Chile Beef »Farideh Sadeghin
Salsa Roja

Salsa Roja

A little bit of smoke and not too much spice will make this your new go-to salsa recipe. Get the recipe for Salsa Roja »Farideh Sadeghin
Salsa Roja

Chile de Arbol Salsa

This salsa is spicy—use it sparingly!—as any serious salsa should be. Its flavor is all chili and garlic, and does well atop nachos, burritos, and eggs. If you're feeling daring, go for big scoops with your favorite bag of tortilla chips. Get the recipe for Chile de Arbol Salsa »Farideh Sadeghin
Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Make this as a nacho garnish, or serve it as a replacement for store-bought salsa. Get the recipe for Salsa Verde »Farideh Sadeghin
Korean Rice Cakes

Korean Rice Cake "Nachos"

Though not strictly nachos, take a Korean classic—ddukbokki, or spicy rice cakes—and add on an oh-so-American layer of melted cheddar for a stroke of Korean-American pub-fusion brilliance that recalls nachos as much as Korean cooking. Get the recipe for Korean Rice Cake Nachos »Matt Taylor-Gross