Monday, July 14, 2014

Cucumber Salsa - Garden Harvest Enhanced With Thrive

by Kay Curtiss

I'm starting to harvest from my small garden - How about you?  We've got cucumbers, tomatoes, squash and raspberries all coming on.  Here's a recipe for Cucumber Salsa that combines the bounty from my garden with nutritious Thrive food, saving me time and money. This can be eaten with chips, crackers or used as a side salad.

FD - Freeze Dried
Thrive Product Numbers are for Pantry Cans except for Seasonings

Salsa Ingredients:
2 cups Cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup Thrive FD Tomato Dices (#22241) (or fresh from your garden if you have them)
1/4 cup Thrive FD Onion (#22227)
1/4 cup Thrive FD Green Chili Peppers (#22242)
1 Tablespoon Thrive FD Parsley (#23621)
1 Tablespoon chopped Jalapeno Pepper or 1 fresh pepper chopped
2 teaspoons Thrive FD Cilantro (#23622)
1 garlic clove, minced or pressed

Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup Thrive Sour Cream (#22449), reconstituted
1/4 teaspoon Thrive Lemonade Crystals (22899) (or 1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon Juice)
1 1/2 teaspoons Lime Juice
1 mini scoop Stevia Powder, sweeten to taste
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/4 teaspoon Thrive Chef's Choice Seasoning Blend (#23628)
1/2 teaspoon Dill Weed, optional


Mix salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl.  (Thrive ingredients are right out of the can - they will reconstitute when mixed with the dressing.).  Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Pour over vegetable mixture and gently combine, making sure all veggies are coated.  Let it sit for 10 minutes or more for FD vegetables to reconstitute and flavors to blend.

Can be served with chips, crackers or as a side salad.  Serves 8

Here's what the Thrive products would cost (with Q Pricing***) per recipe or serving:

During the summer when you can use "fresh" tomatoes out of your garden the Thrive cost would be even cheaper:  

Pantry Can Recipe Cost - $3.04  /  Cost per serving - $0.38
#10 Can Recipe Cost - $2.64  /  Cost per serving - #0.33

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