From Salad to Salsa

You all know how much I love to re-create from leftovers.  It has kind of become a game for me;  what can I re-create next?  I had some of my Heirloom tomato salad,  All About the Heirlooms but I did not have any salsa.  We eat a lot of salsa too.  So …  I did what any creative chef would do.  I turned my Heirloom tomato salad into salsa.   All I needed to do was add a couple more ingredients and pulse it all together in the food processor, and voila!  The salad is now salsa.

I went from this to …


to this in just seconds.


All I added was 1 jalapeno, a little cumin, some red pepper flakes, green onions, some cilantro and a bit of lime juice.  I also had a few more tomatoes that needed to be used, so into the mix they went as well.


I knew we needed something very quick for dinner tonight, since I literally had NO time to spend in the kitchen today.  I had a very busy day that ended with a fun swim meet.  So when I got home, it was just a simple dinner of quesadillas, with this delicious salsa on top.  Quesadillas are often our quick and easy go to dinner when time is not on our side.  They are tasty, healthy, quick, AND they are often using up some of our leftovers.  It doesn’t get much better than that.  🙂





Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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