If I had any complaints about this salsa recipe (which I don’t), it would be how long it takes to make a batch. There’s about 1.5 hours of prep time, plus around 2 hours of cooking time from start to finish. Because of this, I strongly encourage you to double or triple the recipe and just make a day out of it.
I made this salsa last week, canned 8 1/2 pints. This is hands down the best recipe I’ve seen (and tried) and I was so surprised to see there was sauce as well as paste in it!! I substituted a 1/2 orange pepper and 1/2 yellow because I don’t care for green. It was such a big hit – this is my go to!! Thank you!
I’m new to canning and trying to understand pressure canning versus water bath. If you add corn and black beans to this salsa which are low acid, can you just pressure can it to make it safe? Thank you in advance for any help!
I love your post here. (you sound kinda like me and how I operate) 🙂 Looks like you have a blog that I should check out. I like the way you write and found myself reading every word. Now, I’m off to try this recipe!
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If hand-chopping tomatoes, you can drain any water that accumulates while cutting them, which helps make a thicker salsa. However, this doesn’t work with the quicker processing method, so the resulting salsa is a bit thinner, but the savings in time totally makes up for it, in my opinion.
Awesome salsa recipe! I will be using this year after year to preserve the tomatoes from my garden. This time I made a double batch, but I will probably quadruple it next time as it is a lot of prep work. Thanks for this great addition to my recipe book!
Here’s one of my favorite recipes for that: Crockpot Canning Salsa. It preserves all the tastes of a summer garden in one container: tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and three kinds of peppers. And it makes a nice big batch, so you can cook up a whole winter’s supply in one go.
Well I’m proud to say that that war has finally come to an end. I recently found a recipe in a canning magazine which provided the best of home-canned and store bought salsas. They simply called it, “Chunky Homemade Salsa.” I’ve tweaked it a bit, added a little extra, and renamed it to be more appropriately named, “Best Home Canned Thick and Chunky Salsa.”
Cook the salsa until it’s nice and hot (boiling), and then follow the instructions I posted yesterday for canning tomatoes (it’s important to clean and fill jars correctly if you’ve not canned before!). If it seems too juicy, you can always boil off some of the water.
This Easy Pico de Gallo, however, in an exception. Over the past few months, I’ve made it to go with my Slow Cooker Carne Asada, my Easy Queso Dip, my Cheesy Mexican Skillet (coming soon!), and at least five rounds of nachos. 😉
Kelley, thanks so much for this wonderful recipe…just now made it and it is the best ever!! I will never buy any salsa again. We love homemade pico de gallo and salsas, but this is my fave and so easy!
My boyfriend and I made your salsa the other day…OMG!! We try a new recipe every year because we haven’t found one yet with a WOW factor…until now! Thanks so much for sharing. I just printed about 20 recipes off your website to try. Our search for salsa recipes is finally over, there’s no way you could improve on this one.
My husband does a ratio of 2:1. Two cans of spicy tomatoes and one can of regular diced tomatoes, drained and pureed to your preferred consistency. We like to use an immersion hand blender, but if you don’t have one of these, a regular blender works just as well.
This is so good. I thought I had my go-to recipe but this has now replaced it. I love how you don’t have to simmer the salsa all day before you can it. I also like your way of removing the tomato skins. Thanks.
I tried this recipe for the first this year (and also my first time canning food). I followed the instructions but I only got one jar and a half (1L jar though). Is that normal? If not, what did I did wrong? The taste is very good though. I just wish I could have more cans of salsa!
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Your no till gardening, tho I think we’ll have to till once to make the garden bed!! If we are diligent to do it now we can plastic cover it over-winter. So, I’ve decided not to buy a tiller, just rent it – thanks to your post I came across today!! 🙂
* – This assumes you already have the pots, pans, ladles, and reusable equipment. Note that you can reuse the jars! Many products are sold in jars that will take the lids and rings for canning. For example, Classico spaghetti sauce is in quart sized jars that work with Ball and Kerr lids and rings
Found your version slightly modified (see below) on-line for my kids high school class project. Made it and everyone fell in love with it!!! We like our salsa a bit more spicy so would suggest a simple but flavorful modification:
Rachel, you can substitute jalapeños for the serrano chiles and get great results. Try the recipe with 2 jalapeños and if the salsa is too spicy reduce it to one. Removing the seeds and veins from the chiles reduces the heat too. Cheers!
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So good! I have made this about 6 times now. I made it to bring over to a friend’s house and I got 2 calls this morning asking for the recipe. Thank you! I never made salsa before in my life and now this is my favorite!
I pride myself on being a professional snacker. How do you become one? By eating a lot, a lot of snacks. However since my love for snacking is so deep, I always try to make sure that I make the healthiest choices possible when picking what to munch on.
I needed salsa for burrito bowls I was making for dinner. Unfortunately I had run out and did not want to wake my sleeping toddler to run to the store. Fortunately I had all the ingredients I needed for this salsa! Yummy! And so much better than store bought!
This is pretty close to the recipe I always use to make salsa but it never occurred to me to roast the tomatoes, onions and peppers! I normally just chop up some fresh Roma tomatoes (too much liquid and lack of flavor in canned tomatoes) but I will definitely be roasting everything next time.
I make salsa similar to this when tomatoes are out of season. A suggestion to add more flavor is to roast the jalapeño and roast poblano peppers. I don’t use honey and I just use regular canned tomatoes. If you roast the peppers it adds so much flavor that you will never want to use Rotel tomatoes. My coworkers beg me to bring it to work. Salsa is so easy to make that I always wonder why people buy the jar stuff and making it is cheaper too.
When processing time is complete, turn off heat and allow the canner to cool down and settle for about 10 minutes. Spread a kitchen towel on the counter; remove the cover by tilting lid away from you so that steam does not burn your face. Use a jar lifter to lift the jars from canner and place on the towel. Allow the jars to cool for 12 to 24-hours. You should hear the satisfactory “ping” of the jar lids sealing.