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I make a dish like this for most parties except substitute smaller amount of lime juice for vinegar, use chopped roma tomatoes drained in a colander before mixing, also add more onions and jalapenos to taste, plus a “kicker” of a few drops of Tabasco to taste and garlic salt. I like flavors to blend before placing in a colander type serving dish in a well of crushed ice for a party. Though, must say I do like your idea of using the drained juice in my salad dressing, so will work on the ice draining in a way to save the juices. Thanks!
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.
Active comments on a post that is from so long ago is testament to a great recipe!! This recipe very similar to my signature salsa: Rotel, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime, salt, & pepper. Mine is left chunky rather than processed smooth. I just had to share my secret ingredient which everyone raves over. Rather than cilantro I use fresh mint from the garden. It gives it an unmistakable flavor and slight cooling on the tongue to accompany the heat of the salsa.
Hey there. Thanks so much for this. I’m needing to move toward a salt free diet but we love Tex-Mex food! This sounds lovely. This way I can gage my own spices. I’m going to try this tomorrow. Cheers.
Last Saturday evening our community sponsored a chili contest. I prepared and entered your white chicken chili with lime recipe. The two judges, owners of a local, very popular, restaurant, Vin 909, chose my offering. They cited the ying and yang of the chili spices heightened by the lime juice as the reason for its standout flavor. Thank you for a wonderful blog that never fails to shine! -Carole Falk
This recipe is bursting with flavor! It is fresh and spicy, and did I mention easy? This is the closest thing to restaurant style salsa you will find. The jalapenos and hot pepper sauce (e.g., Tabasco) add spice to the mix and the cilantro, lime juice, and green onions create freshness.
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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.
“I just made this recipe and it is delicious. I used about 1/2 cup sliced jarred jalapenos for nachos instead of roasting the jalapenos and also used a can of fire roasted stewed tomatoes because it used less sugar. I used a regular 28 oz. can of tomatoes also. This is a winner. Tastes just like the salsa you get in restaurants. We loved it. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor for Taste of Home.”
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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!
You can add corn, but at that point, you would need to pressure can instead of water bath or steam canning. The acidity needs to be at least 5% I believe to be safe for that method. I have made corn and bean salsa and have to pressure can it. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love salsa and I am always looking for new ones to try.
First time canning salsa. 9 pints 2 quarts. All jars sealed. When I opened the first jar I apparently added to much sugar and not enough pepper flakes. Si I re-canned all of it after adding peeper flakes. It now tastes like it should. However I’ve had people tell me re-canning the salsa is unsafe and some haver said it was ok. Can u help me with this
Despite the presence of serrano and jalapeno peppers in this salsa, the recipe itself yields a mild to medium mixture that shouldn’t be too hot for sensitive mouths, while still delivering a delightful little “kick.”
Acidification: To ensure safe acidity in whole, crushed, or juiced tomatoes, add two tablespoons of bottled lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon of citric acid per quart of tomatoes. For pints, use one tablespoon bottled lemon juice or 1/4 teaspoon citric acid. Acid can be added directly to the jars before filling with product. Add sugar to offset acid taste, if desired. Four tablespoons of a 5 percent acidity vinegar per quart may be used instead of lemon juice or citric acid. However, vinegar may cause undesirable flavor changes.
I really love this recipe! So much easier than putting all those tomatoes through the strainer. I believe you should stick to freezing though. I too really wanted to water bath can this sauce. However, after reading more in the USDA guide, I do not believe adding a small amount of acid makes it safe. Adding other low acid ingredients like onion and garlic changes the PH. Also, all of the official recipes call for removing the skins in the preparation step. The processing times were all tested without skins in the sauce. Removing the skins reduces the amount of pathogens. You can read more here: http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html.
This looks delicious, Mel! We must be on the same wave-length because I am canning salsa today already! We have a recipe we love and when I branch out my family rebels, but yours looks worth trying for sure! There is nothing like seeing all those pretty jars all lined up when they are finished!
I’ve made this my only salsa recipe this year and the results were superb. I used dried cilantro, kosher salt, and cooked the mixture a bit longer because I didn’t drain the tomatoes enough. I used a combination of romas and stewing tomatoes so it was s bit watery.
A step-by-step canning guide to the best homemade salsa on the planet! This is the only salsa I make because it is perfect for eating right away and even better when canned and put on the shelves to enjoy all year long.
45 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 10 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams dietary fiber; 7 grams sugars; 2 grams protein; 418 milligrams sodium
I wanted to skip dinner and eat tortilla chips and salsa. But I wanted to make it from scratch. Three big, ripen tomatoes were begging to be used. The jalapenio was shrinking. I decided to act. Your recipe was just perfect. Instead of sugar, I substituted honey – just a dash of it. I had fresh curry leaves in the fridge. LOL, I am of Indian origin! I threw some curry leaves in the recipe. I also added a dash of ginger. I didn’t know lime also went in. Fortunately I had one.
Add the remaining ingredients, except the water, to the blender or food processor, and blend to a coarse or a smooth puree (to your taste). Transfer to a bowl, taste and adjust seasonings, and thin out with water if desired. Allow to stand for 30 minutes or longer before serving to allow the flavors to develop. You may wish to thin out after it stands.
Combine the diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, cilantro, onions, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, salt, sugar and lime juice in a blender or food processor. (This is a very large batch. I recommend using a 12-cup food processor, or you can process the ingredients in batches and then mix everything together in a large mixing bowl.) 

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