Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fresh Salsa

I made 5 pints of fresh salsa this week-end and it was delicious.  I couldn't stop eating it while I was trying to get it into the jars.  I didn't water bath this batch.  I keep a jar for myself and gave the others to family.  I modified a recipe that I found on the net.  If you have tomatoes and fresh peppers and onions that you want to use, I urge you to try it.  It's great if you're having company or if your children are salsa lovers.  For this batch I used:  
  • 15 - 20 tomatoes, chopped (I used a mix of yellow, purple and red tomatoes) 
  • 2 large red onions finely diced 
  • 15-20 chiles, remove the veins & seeds, finely chopped
  • 5 chiles with the seeds if you like spicy
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
*I didn't include the salt or lime juice
  1. In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, onion, chili peppers, cilantro, salt, and lime juice. Chill for one hour in the refrigerator before serving.


  1. lovely salsa. I am the same way when i am making salsa lots of tasting going on :P

  2. That's a lot of salsa! Very nice harvest. :)

  3. Wow that ground hog is huge! We have the Yellow Bellied Marmot version of the ground hog here but so far, no visits to the garden. They tend to sun bathe on the rocks around the reservoir. This year I am only planting hard neck garlic. I have German, Ukraine, and something else I forgot to label, maybe Korean? I've just liked the hard neck garlic because I hate pealing little cloves.