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Unripe tomatoes may be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks to 1 month. They tend to keep longer than ripe tomatoes, but they are best when used or processed within 2 weeks. A good way to preserve them is to make into green tomato salsa, chutney or pickles.
The beautiful thing about this salsa is that it tastes so incredibly fresh, unlike your average store bought salsa.  You can also make this salsa ahead of time and serve it when you’re ready.  If you make it ahead of time, the salsa has longer to sit together so the flavors can marry.  It’s also good straight out of the food processer, with tortilla chips.. or a spoon.
Made your recipe last week exactly as written, except for the jalapenos. Used 12 jalapenos and left seeds in. Turned out perfect. The sugar and the spices gave it a great sweet heat. I’m 67 years old and this is the best salsa I’ve ever made. Thank You for sharing your recipe.
This is absolutely the first salsa I’ve ever made, and canned. Perfect! The best I’ve tasted. I’ve just begun gardening, and was able to use all ingredients from my own garden. Successful and delicious!
Flash forward to this summer when we were so naive to believe we could cross our fingers and hope that the squirrels would be dumber and less hungry this year.  We didn’t build a cage, so we didn’t get a single red tomato before the squirrels found them.  Obviously, we are the ones to blame for not learning our lesson. But boy was it disappointing. So again we are trying to win by not fighting back but instead embracing our green tomatoes and making them into something worth blogging about.
Hi! Thank you for the recipe, I’m very excited to make it. I was wondering, how long is the shelf life? Also, if there sitting on the shelf for more than a month will it drastically change its flavor?
Just a comment. Several people have asked in the Q & A forum if the cup of lemon juice is necessary. It definitely is, as tomato varieties now lack the acid that tomatoes used to have, and it’s not considered safe to can them without an acidifying agent such as bottled (not fresh) lemon juice. You could use vinegar or citric acid, but lemon juice tastes better and citric acid is not as easy to find as lemon juice is. This is similar to a recipe I have used, which is really tasty with the lemon juice.
Always wear gloves when working with hot chile peppers (fresh, dried, or roasted chiles).  Never touch your eyes when working with chile peppers. Gloves will protect your hands, but the capsaicin in the chile pepper sticks to all it touches, and if you touch near your eyes it will burn.  Rinse well with copious amounts of water.  Please do not learn this lesson the hard way!
Plums, jalapeño, basil, red onion, and a splash of lime juice come together to create a quick and fruity salsa that you and your family will love. Serve with our Pan-Grilled Chicken for a quick weeknight meal. 
Oh I’m glad you posted this! My friend said she freezes her garden tomatoes as they become ripe and turns them into salsa and what not so I’ve been throwing them in my freezer and was scared it would ruin it! Yay!!
Samantha, it really depends on the tomatoes. We started with really red ripe tomatoes. If the tomatoes are a little more pale the salsa tends to be on the orange side. It will be just as tasty though. Cheers!
Transfer to a large, heavy-bottomed pot, bring to a simmer, and then reduce the heat to the point where the sauce maintains a slow simmer (uncovered). Stir in the olive oil, salt, oregano, and sugar, and let simmer for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the sauce has thickened nicely.
My recipe is pretty close to this and the last bit I add is some fresh cilantro. You don’t need much but it adds an authentic flavor profile to the salsa. A lot of people don’t like cilantro, so you can do without it
I’ve been making salsa for the past year. Just when I thought I got it down pat, I ran across your recipe. But because of your sense of humor and descriptive writing, I laughed until my eyes watered! You nailed it with every word! It was almost as if I had written your article myself! Because of that, I’ll be making your salsa tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe and for the laughter!
“This amazing salsa recipe is a family favorite, shared by my sister-in-law Rosanna. Great for those summer-fresh veggies! Wear gloves to avoid ‘burns’ from chopping peppers! ENJOY! Fabulous to add in some fresh cilantro and oregano also!”
Fabulous tastes just like the award winning and my favorite Mexican restaurant . My favorite is Burrito Verde. Pork prepared in my Instant Pot until its tender and serve in this magic green sauce. Make burritos little sauce on top and sprinkle cheese serve with rice n beans. Heaven!
6. Remove skillet (skillet handle will be hot) from oven and set on wire rack. Add butter and swirl to coat bottom and sides of skillet (butter will melt and brown quickly). Pour batter into skillet and arrange cherries evenly on top (some will sink). Transfer skillet to lower rack and bake until clafouti puffs and turns golden brown (edges will be dark brown) and center registers 195 degrees, 18 to 22 minutes, rotating skillet halfway through baking. Transfer skillet to wire rack and let cool for 25 minutes. Sprinkle clafouti evenly with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar. Slice into wedges and serve.
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Say… I made the green tomato salsa recipe back in October, and wondered at that time if I was reading correctly: Is it really TABLEspoons of salt and cumin? I used TABLEspoon as printed, and ended up adding 2 more pans (triple volume veggies) to balance the salt + cumin. At least to my and my husband’s (love-spicy-food-guy) taste.
I made this today, ate a few test bites (delicious!), took a quick Instagram shot, and then had to run to a volleyball tournament. During our down time, a few of my teammates saw the picture and begged me to run home and grab the salsa. I did, and came back with an extra bag of chips. Four girls and one and a half bags of chips and we demolished THE ENTIRE BOWL. I sent the link to at least five people who requested it and was begged to bring more to the next game. So thank you! Not only for a fantastic recipe (to which I will only add a tiny bit more heat), but for practically making me a culinary god among my friends!
Made this today and it came out very good. Nice, easy recipe. I loved the tip about putting the tomatoes under the broiler for easy peeling, so much easier than dinking around with boiling water and ice baths. I am taking the lazy way out and freezing it in serving portions as I am all “canned out” for this summer. I used the rest of my garden tomatoes, which were a generic slicing type and tons of red grape tomatoes. I didn’t plant any romas this year as they failed last year.
My secret to processing large batches, is using an outdoor camp stove with extra large canning pots. I can keep the heat outside during the hot summer, and I can also process 20 quarts at once, which really saves a lot of time…
Fill and close the jars: Using canning tongs, remove the jars from the canner, carefully pouring the water back into the canner. Set next to the salsa in the saucepan. Turn the heat under the canner to high. Use a ladle to pour the salsa into the jars through a canning funnel, leaving 1/2-inch headspace at the top. Run a clean chopstick around the inside of the jar to dislodge any trapped air. Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp paper towel. Place the lids on, and screw on the rings until just finger-tight.
Seriously, though, we love to make pico de gallo in the summer when the ingredients are fresh, but end up using store bought salsa the rest of the year. Not anymore! This is my new go-to recipe for year round deliciousness. The recipe is forgiving and flexible. and I love that I don’t need to add sugar. Thank you!
There are two types of green tomatoes: those that are green when fully ripe (usually heirloom varieties), and unripe tomatoes. Tomatoes that are green when ripe often have vertical stripes or other variations in the coloring, will feel soft when pressed, and will taste much like a red tomato, possibly slightly sweet or spicy depending on the variety. Unripe tomatoes will be pale green all over, feel nearly solid and will have a more acidic or tart flavor. Nearly-ripe green tomatoes (ones that feel soft) may be ripened in a paper bag on the counter top.
Go green the next time you make salsa with this recipe featuring green tomatoes, jalapeño, avocado, and cilantro.  Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer or use as a topping for grilled chicken or fish.
And this will last for awhile in the fridge although I have to say it doesn’t last very long in our house.  Just pop this in a mason jar or a weck jar to take it to your next party and I bet you become as popular as Drew is.
I know that this is an old post, however, I just found it while doing a search for stewed tomatoes. I’m so happy I found your recipe! It’s exactly like the way my great-grandmother used to make hers! It was so delicious! I used to love it when she served it over mashed potatoes! Yummm!
Everybody needs the best salsa recipe to munch on or to smother all their favorite Mexican food in –  and this is it!  Living in Carlsbad, (north San Diego), where Mexican restaurants outnumber any other type of food 20-1,  I have tasted a lot of salsas.  And this homemade salsa recipe, my friends, is as good as the best I’ve ever tasted!
Peel, seed, core, and chop the tomatoes (you should have about 14 cups). Place the tomatoes in a large colander and let them drain for 15 minutes. Discard the tomato juice drained off, or save for another purpose.

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