How to make the BEST Salsa ever! (In my family’s humble opinion)


In our home, we love salsa.  All 5 of us.  We especially love it homemade with fresh ingredients from our garden, but you could buy them from the grocery store as well.  And while we all love salsa, we don’t all love ALL salsas! Ha!  Particularly, my husband strongly dislikes salsa that contains cilantro.  So, I created this salsa recipe with him in mind.  Previously I would just leave the cilantro out but now I’ve found a substitute that has made everyone happy.  Here’s how I make it.

Salsa Recipe : Coastal Bend Mom CoIngredients:

-About 2.5 pints of cherry and/or grape tomatoes (you could also use larger ones, I just prefer the smaller variety)

-Half of a sweet yellow onion

– 1-2 jalepenos (seeds and veins removed)

-1 bell pepper (any color that I happen to have on hand)

– About 2 Tablespoons of minced garlic 

-1 tea Cumin

-1/2 tea seasoned salt

-a heavy dash of black pepper

-and the secret ingredient: Fresh Basil!!!  About 8 large-medium leaves


Prepare yourself, these directions are very complicated…

In a food processor (or you could use a blender) combine all the above ingredients until you get desired consistency.  Then let it sit for half an hour or so in the fridge, and viola!  The most delicious salsa ever!  Enjoy 🙂

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Rachel and her family are new to the Coastal Bend. They moved here last fall from a small town north of Austin where they lived for the last 10 years. Rachel is a part time pharmacist and a full time mom of 3! Her faith in Jesus and her love of family are the cornerstones of her life. Originally an Okie, she has a bachelors degree from Oklahoma State (Go Pokes!) and a Pharm D from Southwestern Oklahoma State. She works a few days a month as a relief pharmacist for a retail pharmacy chain and as an author for a company that sells pharmacy study materials. She has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2005 and stays busy with their 6 and 4 year old boys, their 18 month old baby girl, and their 3 dogs. Rachel and her family LOVE the beach and all the activities that come along with it! She also loves to craft, scrapbook, decorate, party plan, on-line bargain shop, travel, and garden. Rachel is a big fan of sunshine, Mexican food, organization, and Diet Coke. She feels very blessed in this life and is excited to be a part of CCMB!