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Postby Annie » Aug 08, 2007 8:00 am

So I have a bizzilion gazillion tomatos! I want to make a simple salsa.
I hate the stuff but hubby loves it, enough to eat it with a spoon EWWWW :lol:
But I have no idea how LOL! Not much of a cook here hehe.

Anyone got any tips on making it? Simple please :-?

Thanks :-)
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Postby JaneG » Aug 08, 2007 10:31 am

Super, super easy! Chop up tomatoes, add some diced onion, add some finely diced peppers (adjust here to suit your taste, I like mild so I do bell, sweet banana, and just a little bit of jalepeno). Salt, pepper, cilantro if you have it. Eat fresh.

I also can it, same ingredients plus some vinegar and a little sugar. Cook it all together, put into hot, sterile jars, seal and hot water bath process.

Check out the extension web sites, they have good info for using your garden bounty.

Here is the U of I site, from here select "Tomatoes" then scroll down for fresh salsa recipe . . .

It's a great site for all sorts of information on vegetables.
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Postby caliloo » Aug 08, 2007 11:27 am

This is the BEST salsa I have ever had, bar none. The recipe comes from a friend who is an amazing resource for anything you can put in a jar....

Give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

8 cups tomatoes, peeled, chopped and drained
2 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper
3 - 5 chopped jalapenos
6 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp pepper
1/8 cup canning salt
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
16 oz. can tomato sauce
16 oz can tomato paste

Mix all ingredients, bring to a boil, boil 10 minutes. Pour into hot jars, process at 10 lbs of pressure for 30 minutes for pints.
Makes 6 pints

For BWB, increase the vinegar to 1 cup, no other changes. Process 15 minutes for pints and 20 minutes for quarts.
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Postby AquaticPlants » Apr 23, 2008 5:19 am


I just made a batch exactly as your post said, and I am amazed.

That is probably the best salsa I have every tried also.
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Postby Hapygdnr » Apr 23, 2008 4:52 pm

I didn't notice this recipe when it was originally posted but I think it sounds like one I need to try this year! Just a question, maybe I missed something... what is "BWB"?
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Postby caliloo » Apr 23, 2008 5:05 pm

I am so glad you liked it! I made it last year and we just loved it too....

BWB - Boiling Water Bath.

Here is a link to the process.....

Good luck and have fun!

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