You’ve thrown a great party and now you have a gallon and a half of leftover salsa. What do you do? Salsa is the most sold condiment in the world for a reason – it works with virtually any food! Gone are the days of just using it on nachos or in a chip dip. Check out our compilation of what you can do with leftover salsa.
1. Mix your favorite salsa with mayonnaise or ketchup; use as a dip for french fries.
2. Combine with softened butter and refrigerate for a salsa compound butter; add thin slices to a grilled steak.
3. Stir into scrambled eggs or add to omelets and frittatas.
4. Spoon into cooked grits; add bacon and cheese.
5. Add to burger meat mixtures or slather on top of burgers. How about a Veggie Burger with two slices of avocado & salsa?
6. Add lime juice and pureed salsa and marinate meat.
7. Replace tomato sauce for a chunky tomato salsa on a homemade pizza.
8. Make a bechamel sauce, add salsa and toss with pasta.
9. Stir into cooked rice; add sliced olives and cheddar cheese.
10. Spread thinly onto a grilled cheese sandwich to give it some zing!
11. Use a pureed, chile intense salsa as an enchilada sauce.
15. Use as a cocktail sauce for shrimp.
16. Add it to your deviled eggs for a blast of flavor.
17. Combine with cheese for jalapeno popper filling.
18. Top off tacos, burritos, or huevos rancheros. A great way to liven up anything from Taco Bell.
19. Glaze a sweet, fruit-filled salsa over pound cake or drizzle over ice cream.
20. Add breadcrumbs and feta cheese to salsa; stuff into eggplant halves.
21. Use a semi-chunky salsa, as an easy start to bruschetta.
22. Mix with goat cheese and use as a dip for veggies or serve with crackers.
23. For a quick Mediterranean spin, top fish or chicken with an olive-filled salsa, like a roasted garlic and olive salsa, and bake.
24. Add cucumbers, jalapenos, tomatoes and vegetable stock to salsa. Puree into gazpacho.
25. Mix equal parts with yogurt or sour cream; slather on a baked potato or combine with mashed potatoes.
26. Add to meatloaf to give it a Mexican flair.
27. Stir into chicken salad, tuna salad or potato salad.
28. Mix with lemon or lime juice and use as a ceviche marinade.
29. Use it thinned out with olive oil as a base for salad dressing.
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