Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Canning Salsa Recipe

This is the canning salsa recipe I have been using for a couple of years now. In order to can salsa you must have the correct balance of acid to avoid contamination. Although this recipe has hot peppers in it, it is not what I would call a "hot salsa". I would categorize it as a "medium salsa".

Canning Salsa

5 Cups peeled, chopped tomatoes (I use Amish Paste Tomatoes)
3/4 Cup seeded, chopped green peppers
1/3 Cup seeded, chopped hot peppers ( I use serrano & jalapeno peppers)
1 1/4 Cups Chopped onion
1 Teaspoon salt
2-3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 Cups cider vinegar

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Pour hot mixture into jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust lids; process 30 minutes in boiling water bath. Makes about 3 pints.


  1. Oooh, yum salsa! A recipe that I'll have to keep for when our tomatos are ready!

  2. Robin, thanks! I'll copy this into my recipe file on the computer for easy reference. I picked the roma type tomatoes today, and ended up with about 15 lbs.! I've never canned salsa before, and I'd like to try that this year, along with some pasta sauce. I've never done that, either. This will help me tons. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  3. Mmmmm...Salsa! I can't wait. Two of my roma tomatoes just began blushing and I spotted some teeny jalapenos growing today.

  4. I shall be making some of that as soon as my tomatoes ripen. I do love a bit of salsa; might up the chilli content though, as I do like a bit of a kick. I'll have to make a mild version for Mrs IG too!

  5. great salsa recipe! Hope you will consider participating in Grow Your Own, a monthly blogging event celebrating home gardeners. The summer is a great time to participate :-)

  6. meemsnyc, I hope that you enjoy the recipe!

    Your Welcome Lori, Sometimes my husband will make different types of red sauces for me to can...and sometimes he doesn't get around to it!

    GM, I hope you get to enjoy some salsa soon!

    IG, I may make a batch of a hotter salsa adjusting this recipe. We like it hotter as well. But, this recipe is dang good!!

    Gadget Girl, I briefly looked at your site. I will defintely try to participate in Grow Your Own. Thanks for the invite!


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