Monday, August 24, 2009

Salsa and Canning


I spent my weekend canning diced tomatoes and salsa. I make a lot of salsa this time of year. Some, like my Heirloom Tomato Salsa and my Bing Cherry Salsa is for eating fresh. Some is traditional cooked salsa which I can for use later in the year when tomato season is over. Aside from being a tasty dip, salsa is great on baked sweet potatoes.

If you don't have a garden, the farmers' markets have all of the fresh ingredients you need for salsa. The salsa recipe I use for canning makes about 5 pints.

Salsa
7 c. peeled, diced tomatoes
2 c. diced onion
1 c. diced green pepper
7 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can tomato paste
3/4 c. Heinz white vinegar
1/2 tsp. cumin

Combine ingredients in large stainless steel pan, cook, stirring occasionally, about 30 min. till thickened.
If canning- meanwhile prepare canner, jars and lids. Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2" headspace. Process in boiling water bath for 20 min., remove lid and let cool 5 min., then remove jars.

3 comments:

iRaw August 24, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

I've had salsa on a lot of things but never sweet potato - that sounds good!

Anonymous,  September 28, 2009 at 2:53 PM  

If I have a lot of cherry tomatoes, do they have to be peeled before I dice them and use them? I really don't have patience to sit and blanch & peel all of them...

janet September 28, 2009 at 6:05 PM  

They do not have to be peeled if you don't mind the skins being in your salsa. The skins are actually highly nutritious- they contain carotenoids and flavonols which are important phytochemicals, so go ahead and use them.

Post a Comment

Contributors

A quick note

All photos, and writing on this blog are copyright protected. If you use any of my material for noncommercial use, you must give credit to meatlessmama and link to this blog. No use for commercial purposes without my permission.

Please comment on my blog, I enjoy hearing from you.


  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP