Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Foodie Friday- Suggestions for Your Leftover Salsa

Foodie Friday- Suggestions for Your Leftover Salsa

Leftover Salsa Makes Great Dishes

The tomatoes have been abundant and so have the peppers. I have made salsa several times this summer and always make a huge amount. I share with friends and family but there is always some left.

My salsa is full of ripe tomatoes, green, yellow and red peppers, a few jalapenos, chopped onions and fresh cilantro. I add salt and pepper and add lime juice and just a little Catalina French salad dressing for seasoning. 

Salsa options

I learned there are some dishes I can make that will use up my leftover salsa. These flavors go so well with eggs. Here are some suggestions for you to use your extra salsa and make some dishes pop with flavor.

1) It's delicious when you use it to make an omelet. Use about a half cup of salsa (per omelet) in your omelet pan and cook to reduce the liquid down. Then add your eggs and make your omelet like you normally would.

2) It makes a flavorful quiche. Use 1-1 ½ cups of well drained salsa. Make your quiche meatless or add some cooked chicken. I also like to add cumin along with the cheese and eggs. 

3) Spanish rice is a tasty dish and easy to make. You first brown a couple of tablespoons of chopped onions in a little oil then add your 1 cup rice and gently brown. Then I add chicken broth (about 2 cups) and a cup of salsa and cook for about 25 minutes. This is my new favorite dish.

This is an easy way to use up your extra salsa and have a meal with enhanced flavor.

Foodie Friday- Suggestions for Your Leftover Salsa

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Comment balloon 18 commentsDebbie Reynolds • August 25 2016 05:28PM


I have used leftover salsa to make gravy for chicken curry. Thanks for the tips.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 2 years ago

I like leftover salsa on Nana Chips with a glass of ice tea.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. Nothing like fresh salsa and its uses! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

I use salsa in all the examples you mentioned in your blog. Next time you make a batch of salsa add a poblano pepper and put it all in your meat loaf. My kids hated meatloaf until I started preparing it this way.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 2 years ago

Debbie, fresh salsa is one of my favorites and you make it just the way I like. So simple yet so flavorful. Had never thought to add it to spanish rice, what a good idea. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group) over 2 years ago

First, I need to have some leftovers LOL...looks really good though!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 2 years ago

Good morning again Debbie. What wonderful pictures and suggestions too.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie... great suggestions and now you've made me hungry and it's not yet lunchtime!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) over 2 years ago

Thanks, Debbie, these are excellent suggestions to share. There are lots of salsa recipes on Pinterest.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Sounds like you make a delicious salsa!  Whomever gets to taste your salsa, should consider themselves very lucky!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 2 years ago

Debbie I never had salsa with eggs but it sounds good, so I will have to try it.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Thanks for the great suggestions of how to use extra salsa, Debbie. Spanish rice is an all time favorite of mine!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie - Those would all be great ideas if there were ever any salsa left over - maybe we should just make more?

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 2 years ago

I bet your clients love your cooking suggestions. I'm going to try the spanish rice!

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) over 2 years ago

I added my leftover salsa to my spaghetti sauce once and it was awesome!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

Debbie, your salsa looks fantastic and it really must be something to look forward to when you entertain.  I can attest that salsa is great in omlets, but your Spanish rice sounds delicious enough to give it a try!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 2 years ago

Your salsa looks so delicious! I am going to try making Spanish rice with ours when we have leftovers!

Posted by Chrissi Chapman Topoleski, HOME~There is no place like it! (Re/Max Real Estate Connections) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds , I haven't had breakfast and I'm craving Salsa?  What did you do?  

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 2 years ago