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Mel! You never disappoint. The legend continues! I’ve long wanted to make my own salsa but never had the courage to try it until your recipe. I knew you wouldn’t let down. This turned out so delicious. I usually like mild salsa and I think this is closer to medium but it is perfect! Thank you for yet another amazing recipe.
I totally agree with Mary W….I LOVE your Preserves In Action posts! Please keep them coming because sometimes it is just hard to get inspiration when I’m staring at the lovely canned beauties in the pantry. We have lots of home-canned salsa still but I’ll print this and tuck it in my copy of your first book to save when the need arises…sounds so good!
Turn your skillet into a Mexican comal, aka griddle, by slowly charring onions, garlic, and peppers in a dry skillet. We like to use this traditional dry char technique because it coaxes sweet, earthy flavors from the vegetables and gives them just a hint of smokiness.
And my butt is not the only thing benefitting – I also feel about thismuch better about spending a fortune on my Vitamix (I have this one from Amazon!*) because I’m making something other than smoothies in it.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Great base & can see making this with a combo of fresh/canned ingredients. I followed your recipe exactly with the exception of adding 1/4 teasp. of sweet agave in place of the honey.
I’m so excited to try this recipe out. The reviews are fantastic! It’s my first year canning and I was wondering if I can use quart size bottles? We go through salsa like crazy around here. Will I need to adjust the processing time at all? Thank you so much. I know anything you blog about will be amazing and turns out every time! 
I’m a total salsa snob. So hard to find a good store bought salsa. I’d love to try this to see if I approve but I hate cilantro. So I’m scared to make a batch if I end up not liking it. And scared it won’t be a winner without it.
Here’s a nice mix of recipes for salsa that use garden fresh tomatoes and ingredients while others use canned tomatoes. I also added a few resources at the bottom that are packed with info and safety tips for canning.
Wow this is good! I doubled the recipe, and even though I forgot the jalepeno, the Rotel really does give some nice heat. The honey, fresh lime and cilantro really freshen it up. This will be my go to salsa recipe. Thanks!!!
If you can’t add honey, use a tiny bit of a powdered sweetener. Sweet flavor takes away some of the hot spicy power of the pepper from the capsaicin. Having more pepper in the salsa makes it taste better but the sweetener takes away some of the sting. Enjoy!
I doubled this recipe for a crowd. Made the following modifications: 1. Doubled the garlic. 2. Omitted sugar. 3. Added half of a ripe fresh pineapple, trimmed & cored. (I used this amount for the doubled recipe, so just 1/4 for the regular recipe.) 4. Threw all ingredients in the food processor (did not pre-chop much)and whirled it around until it was salsa-like. I got RAVE reviews on this salsa & it’s so wonderfully fresh. After the pineapple, the doubled recipe yielded about 6 cups.
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Because this particular salsa is made with fresh ingredients, it will last as long as you would expect cut fresh tomatoes to last. It’s best eaten right after you make it, chilled it should last about 5 days or so.
A very tasty salsa that really needs to be doubled or tripled! I can’t wait to try the recipe with homegrown tomatoes. Because of the saltiness of the chip I would recommend starting with 1 tsp. salt and add more if desired.
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My husband has a friend called Drew and Drew makes the most amazing homemade salsa and tortilla chips I have ever had.  He gets this perfect crispiness to the chips and he is generous with the salt.  The salsa is an amazing mix of flavors and is always the exact right blend of spicy kick.
The Ball Canning recipe for Green Tomato Salsa Verde does not mention a need to add more lime juice to each batch. Because we made such a huge batch of this salsa, we wanted to make sure there was enough acidity consistently in each jar to ensure it was shelf stable after canning.  The standard I’ve read for adding lemon or lime juice to jars before canning is 1 TBS juice for a pint jar and 2 TBS juice for a quart jar. We added 1 TBS lime juice to each pint jar of salsa before putting on the lid and canning it. We’ve opened jars of our canned salsa and tasted it with the added lime juice and it is so delicious! 
We like a chopped texture for our salsa, with the liquid partially stained and saved to make a fresh salsa for immediate consumption. I use Roma style tomatoes as they are less watery than eating tomatoes. If they don’t come from my own garden, I get them from a local farm stand or farmers market, these are best quality,fresh and flavorful. Never use market tomatoes as they are expensive, bred for shipping, not flavor, and tend to disappoint when used In a project.Salsa is too much work to be disappointed with the result. I use cider vinegar including some extra plus lemon or lime. The only thing I back Down is the chili pepper I use one can mild chopped chiles because I am allergic to peppers, I can tolerate that much. My husband is perfectly happy to lace his bowl with what ever hot sauce or seasonings I have on the shelf. The reason I add extra vinegar and citrus is so I can can it in a boiling water bath canner. I find that canning the salsa this way results In taste, crunch and fresh looking appearance. Where pressure canning results in an overcooked spaghetti sauce look and taste. MikasMom
Side note – how gorgeous are these ingredients?  You’ll actually need a total of six tomatoes for this recipe.  I used roma tomatoes because they’re my favorite.  I used an entire jalapeno with the seeds removed and the salsa wasn’t spicy at all, so don’t be freaked out by it.  If you like your salsa spicier, then you can leave the seeds. 
If you’d like a smokier salsa, I strongly recommend adding in a chipotle pepper or two in adobo sauce. If you’d like a spicier salsa, you can add in an extra jalapeño (or just add in the seeds from the original one). If you’d like a tangier salsa, you can’t go wrong with extra lime juice in my opinion. And as always, don’t be afraid to add in extra salt to kick up the flavor if needed!
Do not increase the total amount of peppers in the recipe. However, you may substitute one type of pepper for another. Canned chiles may be used in place of fresh. Spices may be altered to taste. Do not thicken with flour or cornstarch before canning. After you open the jar to use, you may thicken with cornstarch.
Utterly addictive, this bright and spicy salsa combines vine-ripened tomatoes, onions, garlic, Serrano chiles, cilantro and fresh lime. Unlike most salsas, which are raw, the vegetables in this recipe are roasted — a technique that intensifies the flavor of the tomatoes, mellows the onions and garlic, and adds a light touch of smokiness. It is hands down my favorite salsa recipe and couldn’t be easier to make.
I found this recipe from Pinterest and I cannot believe how good it tastes. I’ve made it once a week for the past 3 weeks. It will definitely be my go to salsa recipe for when I do not make my own with fresh tomatoes. Thanks so much for the recipe!
Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you and you’re hooked. And now you have something to tide you over in between your twice annual Mexican restaurant that’s 4 states away!
“A terrific way to enjoy green tomatoes. When you are waiting for tomatoes to ripen or if you still have green tomatoes on the vine when there is a threat of a frost, you can still enjoy the green tomatoes in this tasty green tomato salsa.”
I promise it is crazy easy and the best part is that you can completely customize to your tastes.   I bought all my ingredients at fancy pantsy Whole Foods and I even got organic produce and the total cost was still less then what I normally pay for a big jar of salsa at the store. 

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