Updated: Jan 4
It’s Labor Day weekend and I'm visiting family at the lake, so I thought I’d share this homemade Scrounge Salsa recipe that's great for group gatherings!
The neighbor at my parents lake house have a fabulous vegetable garden and are generous enough to bring over lots of fresh veggies. I’ve never made my own salsa but I’ve always wanted to try it out. I figured now was the time to give it a whirl given we had so many fresh veggies in the house! This is why I love cooking, the excitement of creating something new, making it my own and of course, taste testing it at the end, all give me such joy! Not to mention, I find pleasure in not wasting food and in knowing that I can feel good about the ingredients in my recipes. I hope you love this fresh salsa as much as my family and I. Impress your friends and family by bringing this salsa to any of your weekend festivities!
T h e S c r o u n g e
If you don't have these exact ingredients, Scrounge with the things you have at home and you may end up creating something even better!
If you don't have green peppers, you can do without
If you don't have garlic, use garlic powder
If you don't have jalapeno, do without
If you don't have cumin, do without but I would suggest adding more sea salt and pepper
If you don't have fajita seasoning, do without
If you don't have Siracha, use any hot sauce or do without
I n g r e d i e n t s
4-5 medium tomatoes
½ white onion
1-2 small green peppers (if you don’t have these you can try it without)
1/8 cup cilantro
1 ½ limes, juiced
2 tbsp minced garlic
Sea Salt and pepper to taste
2 dashes of cumin
2 dashes fajita seasoning
2 tbsp Siracha
2 tbsp olive oil
D i r e c t i o n s
Heat the tomatoes, green peppers and onion in a skillet with olive oil for about 5-10 minutes until tender.
Once the veggies are done place them in a blender along with all other ingredients.
Pulse the ingredients a few times until well combined or until your desired consistency. I made mine a little more pureed but if you like yours a little chunkier you can blend it for less time.
Jalapeno and/or cilantro to garnish if desired.
Some healthier chip options to serve this with that still taste delicious are, Terra Vegetable Chips (classic sea salt) or Siete chips (I like lime or sea salt flavored).
If you have any extra salsa left over I suggest saving it and using on top of salads, for tacos on top of meat etc. Salsa is so versatile and healthy that's why I love always having some on hand!