Well, our CSA farmer offered us a TON about 120 pounds of tomatoes (see the beautiful mix of reds, yellows and oranges in the bowl?) this past weekend, and me, being the glutton for bulk kitchen anything accepted his offer.
I just made this using jalapeños instead of serrano. I used a larger onion and one more tomato. Now I boiled then simmered but it didn’t get as red as the photo above. Is this normal or did I do something wrong? How do I get that deep red tone?
I think so, but maybe see if the Ball Blue Book or another official canning resource has a recipe using lemon/lime juice as the acid is critical for safe canning! I do know that you should use bottled juice and not fresh, as the acid is a known quantity.
Better Yourself, I’m glad you’re going to try this popular salsa recipe. We also love salsa and chips and have tried many, but this is our all-time favorite recipe. You can’t beat homemade. Enjoy and thanks for coming by.
I used Roma tomatoes. 3 or 4 lbs of the little ones would have been too expensive 🙁 Really good but a little watery for my liking.. It was similar to (but still way better than) restaurant style salsa. Next time I’ll roast them first and throw half of the tomatoes and everything else in the food processor and pulse a few times before adding the rest of the tomatoes cause I want more chunky tomatoes in my salsa. I did decide to strain it and add a small can of tomato sauce to make up for the liquid and I was very happy with the result.
Treat it like you would any other opened salsa. The Eat By Date website recommends 5-7 days for homemade salsa and 1-2 weeks for commercial jarred salsa that has been opened. I would aim for 7 days max.
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This semi-homemade salsa comes together in a flash. All you need to do is give corn kernals a good char in a skillet for 2 minutes. Stir the corn into store-bought salsa, add a hearty dose of cilantro, and this so-simple salsa is ready for noshing. We like serving it with our Pork Tenderloin Wraps, but we don’t think you’ll have any problem finding even more unique and interesting ways to serve it up to friends and family.
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The directions with this salsa recipe state: Process 35 minutes. Now that I’ve updated yesterday’s canning tomatoes post with correct, safe information (you should check it out for sure), I would recommend finding a board-approved salsa recipe online and using their processing times. For me, I’m going to process 35 minutes for pints and 40 for quarts and call it good, but I’m crazy like that.
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