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Earlier this summer, we finally had success growing tomatoes in Saipan (we’ve been trying since we moved there!) and there was much celebrating. And lots of salsa (as in, Daily Batch of Salsa lots). We lost our tomato plants in the typhoon (sad day), but right now, we have access to my sister’s garden. And so- more salsa.
Since both Adam and I hate cilantro (lucky pairing), our recipe doesn’t include it. You can always add some if you happen to be of the cilantro-loving variety. But why ruin something so yummy?
:::You can always try Jord’s cilantro laden restaurant style salsa recipe here as well:::
CILANTRO-LESS PICO DE GALLO SALSA RECIPE
2 cups chopped tomatoes (the ones we’ve been using are like small romas without many seeds- if you’re using really seedy tomatoes, you might want to remove some of the seeds)
1 finely chopped jalapeno
1 finely chopped onion
½ chopped red pepper
½ chopped green pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Juice of one lemon or lime (a couple tablespoons)
Chop. Mix. Chill.
This yummy salsa keeps for a few days in the fridge (and we think it tastes better on day 2 if we can keep it around that long!).
ps- Adam learned in dental school that cilantro tastes kind of like soap to some taste buds. Anyone else with this cilantro aversion out there besides us?
Jessica Kok says
It makes me so happy to see your posts popping up again! 🙂
Carl Beherrell says
Thank you for this recipe. I grew a bunch of tomatoes and hot peppers and thought I’d try to make some salsa. Me, my wife and neighbor friends don’t like cilantro either. I remember in the late 70s I first tried salsa and it didn’t have it. I think it became trendy in the 90s and it’s been showing up in other food since then. I love Thai food. Real Thai food like I had in the service in Thai land. I don’t like it now because of cilantro in it now.
So fun that you had the peppers and tomatoes from your garden- garden fresh salsa is head and shoulders better than anything you can make with storebought ingredients. YUM!
ps- I always ask for my thai food minus cilantro as well!