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I know this is a good recipe because it is basically the same as my own recipe. I would recommend roasting the peppers for extra flavor and even experimenting with different peppers, like chipotle peppers (yum–very tasty!) Also I prefer using Texas sweet onions (the large sweet yellow onions) rather than purple onions. The lime juice and cilantro really give it a fresh taste. Sea salt is also a very good ingredient.
The USDA does accept that if you take an approved, tested recipe and make minor alterations to ingredients that does affect the preserving properties, that should be ok.  But there are a lot of if’s in that statement.  For example, substituting 1 teaspoon of ground chili spice for 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper is probably fine, but substituting 1 cup of apple juice for 1 cup of lemon juice would not be.  Unless you really know what you’re doing, you should probably stick to the approved recipes.  The preserving recipes I publish, like the one above, are all from the USDA, universities or established canning authorities. Granny probably never did lab cultures and bacteria counts to test that her recipe was safe; you were her test guinea pig, and that’s not as reliable as a culture (next time you might get sick)
I use 1 can Roasted Garlic tomatoes, 2-3 Jalapenos (from Church’s chicken), finely chopped onion, Minced Garlic (in the glass), Cilantro, salt and pepper, and Lemon juice….I use my lil hand held blender to smash the bigger pieces……..My husband HAS to eat this with Every meal or he would be upset lol…Try it!
Remove the tomatoes (from water, grill or broiler) and let cool to the touch. Remove and discard the peels. Cut away any cores if you haven’t done so already. Chop the tomatoes taking care to save any juices that may come out of them.
Using canning tongs, gently transfer the jars to the canner, taking care to keep them vertical. When all the jars are in the canner, there should be at least 1 inch water covering them; if you need more, add water from the kettle until the jars are sufficiently covered. Bring the water to a full rolling boil, and process for 10 minutes.
Selecting tomatoes:  Choose vine-ripened tomatoes, preferably locally grown, because the less the tomatoes have to travel, the more likely they were picked ripe.  Select tomatoes that are firm, glossy, smooth, plump, heavy for their size, and free of bruises.  Avoid tomatoes that are overly ripe and soft.  Fragrance is a better indicator of a good tomato than color.  Use your nose and smell the stem end.  The stem should retain the garden aroma of the plant itself – if it does not, your tomato will lack flavor and, as far as I am concerned, will be good only for decoration!
Your Divine One Minute Salsa has been my go to salsa for years, & my whole family loves it! I cannot imagine liking anything better than that, but am interested in giving this new recipe a try. Thx, Mel 🙂
I made several batches of this salsa last year. The very best salsa. Everyone loves this salsa. Planting a lot more tomatoes this year. Plan on making & canning a room full of this salsa. I can’t wait for canning time. The very best salsa ever. Gave so much to friends & family & everyone wants more. I even decorated my jars & gave some for gifts. Love it
Last night I wasn’t so sure about the acv. Today, I LOVE this salsa! Ill be pinning it so I never lose it. I did cut back on the green pepper, sugar, and jalapenos. I used about 8 Anaheim, a couple of serannos. Yum!!
Be very careful while handling the chile peppers. If you can, avoid touching the cut peppers with your hands. (I often use disposable gloves or hold the peppers with a plastic sandwich bag.) Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water after handling and avoid touching your eyes for several hours.
This sounds very much like the salsa being served at the taco truck outside our office (which is amazing). I’ve tries many times to replicate it but your recipe might get me closer. There has always been something in there I couldn’t define that was a little bit creamy… another customer told me confidentially once that the creamyness is coming from roasted peanuts that they grind up in the salsa. I had been thinking a little Masa flour, but the peanuts might make sense… ever heard of such a thing?
I have a salsa recipe that I have made for a few years now, it requires a lot of chopping! You can definitely tell it is homemade. I was so excited to see this recipe! I tried it tonight and my family LOVED it! They said they would have thought it was from a jar, but they were at the table while I was making it! Thanks for sharing!
If you don’t see lovely tomatoes at the store you can always use canned tomatoes. I am a fresh tomato kind of girl but if you do used canned tomato- grab a 28 oz can of whole tomato and from what I understand Rotel brand is the way to go.  You can use smaller cans of tomatoes and mix and match flavors to keep things exciting.
Without a doubt the best salsa I have ever made. I used the tomatoes that I grew from seed, which started to go bad, along with my hot peppers and everyone wanted to know MY recipe. Thanks for sharing this..
Great salsa!! The only change I made was to use two habaneros instead of the serranos. Nice ‘n spicy!! I’ve made this in the past and added small avocado cubes after blending – wife loves it. Try dipping it with thicker, traditional style corn tortilla chips, you’ll love it.
Hi Lenora, I didn’t develop this recipe with canning in mind (and I know very little about canning), so while I don’t know for sure that it’s unsafe for canning, I don’t feel confident telling you that it would be safe. Sorry!
Essentially, as long as you ensure the jars are clean, the lids and bands are good, and the contents go in at the right temperature and acidity, you are good to go. i.e. if you do dumb stuff and do not follow guidelines you WILL get botulism. e.g. you have some fresh garlic cloves and decide to add these and some homemade, sun-dried, tomatoes to the organic olive oil… you are simply asking for trouble… UNLESS… you are able to ensure the correct acidity of the ingredients…. which is tricky. For most things, you are good to go.
Broil two large Jalapenos and one large Serrano Chili until their skin begins to bubble and turn black. Slice off the stems and throw the ENTIRE chilies, seeds and all, into the blender (works best) or food processer.
Hmm, I think I found myself a salsa recipe. 😀 This looks like the perfect recipe for me. Thank you for sharing and thanks for coming for today’s FF. I hope to see you next week for FF’s first anniversary. 🙂
This is REALLY good salsa, I’m making more today. I made one batch as written, and a second test batch with green tomatoes without the addition of the paste and sauce and it was also good. You might want to move that great infographic up higher on the page, I totally missed it until I came back to comment after making the recipe :). Thanks for sharing, great recipe!
Another delicious recipe! I just used one jalapeño that I had on hand because I didn’t want to leave the house. It was spicy enough for me, but next time I will follow the recipe exactly since I like Serrano peppers for salsa.
I cut this recipie in half and we don’t like green bell peppers but added radishes. Can I do that? Also, in cutting this recipie in half, I used 3 Serrano peppers and 1 jalapeño. I also forgot the tomato sauce as I just didn’t see it and I added 6 oz of tomato paste. I really cut everything in half but as far as changes I’m not sure if they are safe changes or not because I don’t know alot about canning salsa other than I really want to. Can you please help me out?
Fresh Tomato Salsa with Mango is sweet, tangy, and slightly spicy! This fruity version of pico de gallo is so tasty and only involves a few easy steps. It can be made in minutes and is loved by kids and adults alike. Serve this Mango Salsa Fresca as a dip with tortilla chips, spooned onto salads, stuffed into tacos, sprinkled over nachos, or with grilled meats and fish.
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.
About how long do you think the canned stewed tomatoes would last when processed correctly? I have canned a few times but mainly just strawberry freezer jam… really interested in canning a lot more. Thank u very much!!
While flipping through one of my food magazines I came upon a Ball Canning Recipe pull-out.  In it I discovered a new version of Salsa Verde, this one made with green tomatoes.  I’ve always made My Verde Sauce with tomatillos so I was curious to see how a green tomato salsa would taste.
This recipe looks great and I’d love to try it! However for all of those reducing the vinegar content, my understanding is that the amount of vinegar is important for adequate preservation. I would be cautious about using the product fairly quickly if lowering the amount of acid in the recipe. Perhaps I am mistaken though.
Rachael, did you still put the full amount of cider vinegar into the batch of salsa and when putting into jars, individually add the lemon juice to each jar…if so, were they pint and how did this batch turn out? Thanks, Nancy
Probably a silly question…I’ve received a large quantity of tomatoes from a generous neighbor. Not familiar with canning, but would it cause any problems to can large quantities of this salsa, instead of just canning the tomatoes? Thanks in advance!
Using a blender makes it oh so easy too. Roughly chop, add to blender, pulse, EAT. Its truly that easy. Since you’re blending it all anyways, you really don’t need to chop the ingredients up very well and big chunks work just fine.
I rarely leave comments and feedback on recipes, but I had to stop by and tell you…I found this on Pinterest and made it this weekend for family and friends. Every single person LOVED it!!! I’m not kidding, it was the hit of the party! I’ve never made salsa before and I don’t think I’ll buy it again! It was SO easy and it’s fantastic! I doubled the recipe and followed it just as written. Thank you for such a great recipe! 🙂
The color varies depending on the tomatoes. So just naturally turn darker when cooked. Did you use plum tomatoes or regular tomatoes? Plum tomatoes will get darker than regular tomatoes. Did use do the step where you cook the salsa in hot oil? This step helps a lot to darken it. Cheers!
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 know this recipe like the back of my hand . It is a well posted on the internet “Annie’s Salsa” , as you have said . You are so right, its the best . I say phenomenal ! Awe …. gee whiz, I don’t like to point out a typo but for the tomato paste addition, it should be to add if one wants a salsa . For canning I use an ” All American ” pressure canner ” , I can fit 19 pints for one processing time . Time is everything for me . I love my “All American” pressure canner ! I can year round, making soups, canning potatoes, pinto beans, northern beans , meats , broth and the list goes on . I too, love canning .

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