Salsa Recipe

Salsa RecipeSalsa can be fun to make and even more fun to eat. Salsa goes well with chips, football games, cookouts, and tacos. You can make your salsa recipe spicy or mild. Personally, I prefer mild. And sure, you can probably pick up a jar of salsa from the store, but, come on, don’t you want to tell your guests you made it?

Plus, by making it yourself you can have FRESH salsa, and really, there’s nothing better than fresh. And homemade.

A lot of the ingredients used in this recipe I grow in my own small backyard garden.

Salsa JarIngredients:

  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 4 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 chopped seeded jalapeño pepper (if you like heat, add 2-3)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1-pint jar

Salsa recipe ingredientsDirections:

First, you’ll want to blanch your tomatoes to remove the skins. Cut an x at the bottom of each tomato. Boil a pot of water and drop your tomatoes in it for 1 minute. Immediately take them out and soak in a bowl of ice water. You should then be able to peel the skin off with ease.

Tomatoes ready for blanchingNext, you’ll want to chop your tomatoes and remove the seeds.

Chopped ingredients for salsa recipeChop your green bell pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro, and Jalapeño pepper. If you want it extra spicy you can add two. I’ve had enough pepper spice for this year (when I accidentally rubbed it all over my face), so I only chopped up one. With gloves.

Chopping jalapeño for salsa recipe with glovesNext, add everything to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. I added my peppers and onions first with some of the vinegar, and then after about 3 minutes, I added the rest. Once everything is in the saucepan you’ll want to reduce the heat but keep it on a boil, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes, or until it’s the thickness you prefer.

Cooking ingredients for salsa recipeLadle salsa into a pint jar, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top. You can really use anything to store this, I just love glass jars. An additional tomato could have been added to mine to have a full pint. I also substituted some plum tomatoes from my garden as one medium-sized tomato.

Refrigerate overnight and enjoy this salsa recipe with chips! 🙂

Salsa Recipe
This recipe makes 1 Pint Jar
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 4 medium)
  2. 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  3. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  4. 1 chopped seeded jalapeño pepper (if you like heat, add 2-3)
  5. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  6. 3 tablespoon white vinegar
  7. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  8. 1 tsp finely chopped cilantro
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  10. 1 pint jar
Instructions
  1. Blanch your tomatoes to remove the skins. Cut an x at the bottom of each tomato. Boil a pot of water and drop your tomatoes in it for 1 minute. Immediately take them out and soak in a bowl of ice water. You should then be able to peel the skin off with ease.
  2. Chop your tomatoes and remove the seeds.
  3. Chop your green bell pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro, and Jalapeño pepper. If you want it extra spicy you can add two or three.
  4. Add your peppers and onions to a sauce pan with the vinegar on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the rest of your ingredients and bring to a boil for 10 minutes, or until it’s at the thickness you prefer. Stir frequently.
  5. Ladle salsa into a 1 pint jar, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top.
  6. Refrigerate and enjoy!
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Salsa Recipe

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