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My family could eat salsa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Case in point… I made a big bowl of this blender salsa, and it was nearly gone by the end of the day. You put a bowl of salsa out on the table, and it disappears like it’s going out of style. We love salsa!
With tons of grape tomatoes from the farmer’s market (along with a few from the store) and peppers from our own plants, I made this salsa in no time at all. My tomatoes were all different colors, so they added a lot of color to the salsa, which I loved. And I did add one not so secret ingredient.
For awhile now, we’ve had an obsession with basil. We put it in our eggs, on our grilled cheese, on tomatoes, on chicken, on our pizzas (even when we order pizza), and more. Basil has sorta become a staple for us. So, it was only natural to add a little bit to our freshly made salsa.
Oh my goodness, the addition of basil adds a flavor like no other. It’s SO GOOD! You just have to try it. I will not be making salsa without basil. Ever.
The best part about this recipe is once your veggies are washed and seeds removed from the peppers, you plop everything into the blender and let it do all the heavy lifting. I used my Ninja, which worked like a charm. I loved the slightly chunky consistency to the salsa… perfect for dipping!
Of course, this salsa also makes a tasty addition to your next Baked Potato Bar.
Grab the printable recipe below and enjoy!
Easy Blender Salsa with Basil
- 1 small red onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 hot banana pepper
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups grape tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. basil
- 1/2 tsp. garlic
- 1 tsp. salt
- Chop onion and slice.
- Wash and slice peppers open; remove seeds.
- Wash tomatoes.
- Wash and chop fresh basil; or use dried basil.
- Place all ingredients in blender; I used my Ninja.
- Run blender until ingredients are sliced, diced, and salsa consistency.
- Serve with tortilla chips.