I made this today without the salt due to a low sodium diet restriction. I think it tastes good without it, really fresh. I’m letting it set for another day in refrigerator before indulging. Thanks for the recipe!
I am sure you might have a good recipe for salsa, I used to have what I thought was a good recipe too. But I can promise you, it probably does not compare to this. My recipe went something like this: fresh tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeños, lemon, garlic, and salt. Sound familiar? Yeah, well this recipe takes it to a whole different level.
Hi there 🙂 Precise serving sizes are so hard to quantify, since it all depends on how much each person eats lol. But the recipe makes approximately 4 cups, so I think that would be enough for 9 people… although, to be on the safe side, you could always double the recipe. Leftovers are good for a week or two in the refrigerator 🙂 Hope you love it!
I love this recipe. I made it my own using hot Hatch green chilis and medium Hatch Sandia chilis. It came out great and with our added chilis, it was a hit with my husband too. Thanks putting it out for everyone to make. It is great. And I live in the South west, grew up in New Mexico and live in Arizona so you know you did good.
Oh and I just have a mini food processor. It takes a while because you can only do a few ingredients (or 1 can) at a time. But worth it. Also the second time I made it with fire roasted tomatoes. It was good but I prefer the plain tomatoes.
Add just 1/4 cup chopped onion to the bowl. This doesn’t seem like a lot, considering that in my Pico de Gallo recipe, I preach and preach about how important it is for the onion to receive equal billing with the tomatoes. But for this salsa, it’s best to go subtle with the onions.
Canning jars (pint size, wide mouth), includes lids and rings 9 jars $8.00/dozen Grocery stores, like Publix, Kroger and Safeway and local “big box” stores; sometimes Big Lots and even hardware stores $6.00
Canning jars (pint size or 8 ounce size), includes lids and rings 4 pint jars or 8 eight-ounce jars $8.00/dozen Grocery stores, like Publix, Kroger and Safeway and local “big box” stores; sometimes Big Lots and even hardware stores $3.00
If you are going to grill or broil the tomatoes, I recommend coring them first. Grilling is best with whole plum tomatoes; grill them on high direct heat until blackened in parts and the peels are cracked.
Wonderful flavor. It took way way to long to peel and core tomatoes so I cored with knife tip stem end blanched then snipped into tiny pieces. It took me maybe 20 minutes while it took me nearly two hours your way. Otherwise great recipe thank you so much. Just wanted to let others know if they were having problems like me
Roasted Tomato Salsa: It’s a variation on the salsa that I’ve made a bajillion times: a make-over, if you will. Instead of combining raw tomatoes, garlic and peppers as usual, I’ve roasted them here, which deepens their flavors and, in this case, compensated for the rather sad roma tomatoes I was stuck with. And then, instead of chopping the veggies, I briefly whizzed them in the food processor. Found at The Kitchen Sink Recipes.
It’s been almost a year since I got the recipe. I didn’t want to attempt to make it until our seasonal fresh vegetables were in all their glory. I canned eight quarts three weeks ago, and another eight quarts this past weekend. I’m thrilled to have this recipe because I’ve never had a good homemade Mexican salsa recipe. It’s a great combination of flavors which I attribute to the fresh and local vegetables, a good quality chile powder, seasoned rice vinegar and my mistaken addition of smoked paprika… and too much of it. We actually ended up liking the smoky flavor. Smoked paprika is a necessity for any pantry. So many ways to use it to bring a beautiful flavor to your favorite dishes. One of my favorite ways to use it, is to liven up my Homemade Taco Seasoning. I’ve included an affiliate link if you’d like to browse brands.
Hey Ann – I would recommend making the salsa and refrigerating (as a large batch), reheating on the day you want to process, and then putting the hot salsa into warmed jars before processing. Proper food safety for steam canning means the jars need to stay as warm as possible before filling, during filling, and right as they go onto the steam canner.
If you don’t have time to reply today is it OK to cook the mixture slightly and refrigerate-as I’m going away tomorrow -and then reheat and can a couple of days from now ? Thank you so much for sharing all your trials and errors with less experienced canners, it’s really appreciated !
Yes, I get 4-5 pints normally, though it does seem to depend on if I’m exact with the tomato measurements. For example, I always weigh them first and then cut and core – maybe I’m losing more flesh when I seed them, or having to cut some spots off. Then after processing if I’m 1/2 cup or so more than the measured amount, I throw them in, since the tomatoes are the acidic veggie and so more can be added. Lots of variables when canning!
I’ve never seen a salsa recipe like that – and it’s a good thing! I love the creativity of this recipe, and I think my favorite part is the charring of the vegetables. I bet that really amps up the flavor! Great recipe, Amy!
Making this right now! Can’t wait to try it! I wasn’t sure if I needed to buy a yellow or white onion, but I went with the white onion. Hoever, I am beer salsa recipe b/c i just realized I forgot the jalapeno and the lime juice.. Hopefully it still tastes as good as yours! Thank you for sharing!!
If it’s thicker than you’d like, thin it out with the juice we squeezed out earlier. On the other hand, if it’s too think, you can either add more tomato paste, or let the water simmer off (which could take a while).
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When the salsa is done, you can just take the easy route and store it in the freezer. But if you have the time and the equipment, canning it works even better. It’s more work, for sure. But when you open up a jar on a cold, gray January day and that tomato aroma comes rolling out just like the smell of summertime, you’ll be so glad you made the effort.
Yesterday I told myself I was going to make some salsa to can, but I didn’t have a good recipe for it. Then I checked your post and you delivered once again! Thanks for your psychic skills. 🙂 I can’t wait to try this.
I know girl, me too! I looovvvee salsa and grew up here in Texas eating it in Mexican restaurants…it is very different than pico de gallo and I always ask to “hold the pico”…but bring on the salsa! Oh and I know, traditionally, salsa uses canned tomatoes or Roma tomatoes, but I just couldn’t resist using these…it was just so simple and delish!
This is seriously the BEST salsa EVER!!! And soooo easy to make. We’ve needed a continuous supply of this “goodness” and go through withdrawals when we run out. We gifted this salsa with yummy tortilla chips for Teacher Appreciation Week to our children’s teachers. It’s unanimous. This salsa ROCKS! Thank you for the recipe.
Just finished making this great salsa I love it my husband thinks I need to add more peppers. I did add some of my carrots from the garden. I had a bumper crop of Heirloom tomatoes and added lots of yellow, green, red and orange bell peppers for color. Thanks so much for the great recipe.
Other modifications: I used 4 cups chopped onions instead of 3, and roasted my peppers and garlic under the broiler. Instead of trying to measure the cilantro, I just used the whole bunch. Placed everything in my Ninja for easy chopping .
Below in a comment from early August it said to get the 10 cups it would be about 8-12 tomatoes. I used about 30 medium size roma type tomatoes (filled 2 large sheet pans) and after peeling, chopping and draining I only end up with 6 cups of tomatoes. Did you meant o say 8-12lbs and not tomatoes or am I doing something wrong ? I ask because I change the ratio of ingredients off of that and do not want to mess the PH if somehow I am measuring wrong though not sure how I would be.
Homemade Salsa (Canned & Fresh OK): For those of you who are new to making salsa or blanching tomatoes…you’re in luck! I just made a batch of salsa today, and I took pictures so I can give you the play-by-play. Recipe found at Call Her Blessed.
Canning salsa is something I do every year but I don’t get too adventurous with my recipe since I know everyone in my family enjoys it and it’s easy to make. This year will be different though because I’m going to try a new one or two from this list just to see how they go over.
A dear Mexican friend of mine, whom I will forever be grateful for, had me over for dinner one night a few years ago for some authentic Mexican food. She knew I was missing the good stuff here in Germany. We’re chatting over wine in her kitchen while she is cooking all the food. I noticed she had this on the stovetop:
Salsa very rarely causes problems or spoils (and I’ve known people to ‘create’ their own canned recipes that are WAY out of balance), so no cause for freaking out, Christina! That said, I always like to err on the side of safety, which is why I talk about it and do my best to make sure my recipes are safe. Your ratios sound okay (and any type of vinegar is fine, as long as it’s 5% acidity), since you use more tomatoes which are higher acid and less low-acid things like onion and peppers (did you add garlic?) and your ingredients are all less than half to match your vinegar, so go ahead and enjoy your salsa. 🙂
Here’s a nice mix of recipes for salsa that use garden fresh tomatoes and ingredients while others use canned tomatoes. I also added a few resources at the bottom that are packed with info and safety tips for canning.
Ha! That’s too funny! Sometimes I just see the perfect related post title from a friend and don’t even check it out b/c I know all their stuff is great. I wonder if Donielle got more or less visits b/c people though it was an odd salsa? Whoops! Glad I could give you a chuckle, anyway!