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.
Comments from a visitor on September 15, 2011: “I made your salsa recipe last night and we LOVED it! I look forward to canning some for the winter! Thank you for sharing! (I never removed tomato seeds/water when I make spaghetti sauce until reading your site. It cut my cooking time and I can’t wait to taste the new, thicker sauce!) ”
3) Peeling tomatoes is the pits, but it must be done for this recipe (both from a texture and bacteria standpoint). I know my grandmother will roll in her grave, but I don’t use the traditional cut an X in the tomato, plunge it into boiling water and then submerge in an ice bath method.
There are still plenty of tomatoes from the farm or maybe you have your own bumper crop going on. This fire roasted salsa is so good and cans beautifully. We’ve gone through a couple jars already. My favorite part of canning is opening a jar in January ~ a welcome taste of summer in the middle of winter.
A. Yes, salsa, tends to be at peak quality for about 6 months, then ok for another 6 months. After that, the USDA says it is still safe to eat as long as the seal is intact, but it darkens and becomes mushier than most people would like! So, if you have an older jar, and there’s no leakage, a good seal, and everything looks ok, open it and try!
I would give this recipe a six if there were that many stars. We downloaded it 2 years ago and my https://great-salsa.com/category/canning/ cans it every year. We still run out too fast.Each year she has made it hotter and hotter and it is wonderful. Thanks very much.
Yum. Simple, straight forward. This tastes like what I grew up with in Texas. It is exceptional with garden-fresh tomatoes. But sadly, the flavors wane substantially after just 1 day – make enough for now, but don’t bother saving the leftovers – they will be mediocre tomorrow.
Woo Hoo!! I’m a definite pushover for kitchen tools. I don’t actually have this one. Shocking, I know. I love the size that it makes the pieces of tomato and onion. So uniform. 🙂 You can’t go wrong with fresh salsa.
I’m hoping Andrea will chime in here about canning this particular recipe but if you are looking for a salsa recipe you might want to check out this Salsa Recipe for Canning that we posted a while back. It’s really good!
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Looks great! I’m researching safe water bath canned salsa, and I was thinking of using green tomatoes and miscellaneous hot peppers as end of the season Salsa. Could I sub green for red safely, and no gels?
Hi Robyn, I haven’t tried freezing it but I’m assuming since it’s a fresh salsa the tomatoes might have a “soft” texture to them when you defrost and not be as fresh. If you do end up freezing it, I would love to know how it works out for you!
Best homemade salsa EVER!! I get compliments from everyone who tries it–including a Hispanic friend from Mexico. I love it and will be growing a huge salsa garden every year for the purpose of making this recipe!
At right is a picture of tomatoes from my garden – they are so much better than anything from the grocery store. And if you don’t have enough, a pick-your-own farm is the pace to go! At right are 4 common varieties that will work:
just be sure to remove the seeds and insides from the jalapeno…always start by adding 2 small ones, process then taste..only add more jalapenos by taste. The hotness of jalapenos is not linked to size rather by growth and temperatures while growing, so you cannot tell by size or look. Must taste. To rescue salsa, I have added ripe fresh peaches, or canned sliced in own juice. Mangos or pineapple chopped is also nice. Good luck.
I absolutely love this recipe. I made a double batch and it tasted fabulous and the consistency was perfect. I was wondering what you would add to this recipe to make a medium heat salsa? Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The only sad thing about tomatoes is that they don’t last. A beautiful, ripe tomato will keep for a week at most before it goes bad. So when the frost comes and kills the plants, that’s the end of garden-fresh tomatoes until next year.
Using canned whole tomatoes eliminates the entire cooking process you would need to do in order to remove majority of the water content. Resulting in more of a tomato based salsa rather than a water based salsa. If you are looking to use fresh tomatoes in a “salsa” recipe check out my Pico de Gallo recipe! Thanks for stopping by!