Diana’s Great Tasting Homemade Salsa – by the gallon

Written by Diana - October 28, 2008 5 Comments

When I talk about my great tasting salsa my sister always encourages me to post the recipe.  I tell her, it’s not a regular recipe.  She says I should post it.  My family loves salsa especially my husband and College Girl.  We can a huge amount, but it doesn’t last the winter, no matter how much we make.  I like to sneak jars into Christmas gifts, but my husband isn’t thrilled with that he wants it all for himself.  Last year, we made 36 pints and it lasted until April.  It would have lasted longer if I didn’t give any away, but my sister in law makes us soap and gives us jars of honey.  I think it’s a good trade. 

Here’s my recipe:

We blanch and peel the tomatoes, then we chop, chop, chop the tomatoes.  I chop up the onions, garlic, peppers and parsley.   My husband de-seeds the hot peppers (while wearing gloves) and pulses them in the bullet then adds them to the tomato and onion mixture.  I put it all into pots and heat up, then add cans of tomato paste and apple cider vinegar plus lemon .  I process in a boiling water bath and tell my husband he’s not allowed to eat it for a couple of months because I hate to see it disappear after all of that work.  Makes about 25 pints.  Not enough to get you through the winter.

Here’s a resource for tomato canning recipes.  Tomatoes are iffy on Boiling water baths if you change the acidity level, so their more precise recipes are probably a better idea.  Anyway, let Deb know I finally posted the recipe.

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5 Outstanding Responses to "Diana’s Great Tasting Homemade Salsa – by the gallon"

    Deb on October 28, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Funny how none of the gifted jars of Salsa make it to Mom’s for Christmas.

    Just saying…

    dh on October 28, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    You give me a loaf of your fabulous walnut bread with zuccini. Pam gives me a years worth of soap and jars of honey. I haven’t had to buy bars of soap in at least 5 years… JUST SAYING!! Maybe I’ll sneak you one, but you might have to give me a gadget or something.

    Deb on October 29, 2008 at 12:44 am

    W-w-w-aaait a minute there, Nelly. You want me to give you zucchini bread PLUS a gadget in exchange for salsa?? Plus the usual gift bag featuring cookies and homemade Christmas ornaments? You are so off the list, Missy!

    Diana on October 29, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Now you wait, I give you a gift bag full of treats too, don’t I. You haven’t been neglected at all. So yeah, throw in a gadget or two along with your walnut bread (my husband doesn’t do zucchini, but he does walnut) bread. Maybe you should just be nicer to the gate keeper, it’s difficult to sneak out jars of salsa. He counts them you know.

    Deb on October 30, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Clearly I’m bribing the wrong family member. Time to give The Husband a call.

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