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garden fresh salsa - in a jar

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Bobby (*_*)
Monticello, KY

I love salsa!! When my garden comes in, I start making my salsa, spaghetti sauce and pizza sauce. I'm starting with my SALSA. This is the one that I open when I have company and serve chips. I also use it on/in some Mexican dishes. (It's good on Hot Dog also.) I canned these in half pint jars. The more I want, more jars I open up.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For garden fresh salsa - in a jar

  • 6 lb
    roma tomatoes
  • 1 lg
    green tomato, washed stem end removed, chopped
  • 1 md
    red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 lg
    jalapeno peppers, seeded and vains removed, finely chopped
  • 3 clove
    (jumbo) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes, more for desired heat
  • 1/8 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    kosher salt

How To Make garden fresh salsa - in a jar

  • 1
    Lets start off with, getting all ingredients together.
  • 2
    Take the Roma tomatoes and get ready to blanch them. Get a large dish pan and fill about halfway with water. Bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, place tomatoes in boiling water for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Remove from water, let cool to peel.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, start chopping jalapenos, (use rubber cloves to chop jalapeno peppers).
  • 5
    Chop other ingredients
  • 6
    Once tomatoes have cool, and peel, chop tomatoes.
  • 7
    Place in a large dish pan or a large pot, tomatoes and all chopped ingredients. Add vinegar, lime juice, red pepper flakes and kosher salt.
  • 8
    Put pan or pot on stove and cook on medium and let it start boiling. Once it's starts boiling, time it, for 20 to 30 minutes, until flavors blend and tomatoes looks soft. Taste for seasoning, add more salt, red pepper flakes if desired.
  • 9
    Take your lids and place in a small sauce pan of water, bring to a boil. Keep boiling lids.
  • 10
    Take the half pint jars and fill them with hot water.
  • 11
    Take the hot salsa
  • 12
    and add to the jars, and put lids and rings on, let set until sealed. Let cool, and store. Refrigerate un-used salsa. Enjoy with Tostitos chips or corn chips.