8 Nacho and Salsa Recipes for Every Party

Make the most of chips and dip

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. Today, supermarkets offer an array of tortilla chips, shredded cheeses, and salsas, all intended to ease preparation of this Tex-Mex classic. This recipe brings us back to the joys of a simpler nacho. Get the recipe for Nachos »
Grilled Salsa

Black Bean Nachos with Red Chile Beef

Black Bean Nachos

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 »

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 »

Salsa Verde

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

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 »