Friday, June 17, 2011

My Salsa Recipe

I've had several of you asking me for my salsa recipe.  I found a recipe and I changed it up a bit to fit my taste.  My husband loves it, so, now, I make at least 18 quarts of it every year.  We go through it like crazy!  It's so yummy and healthy and there's no fat in it at all. I hope you like it as much as we do!

20 tomatoes
10 Publano or Anaheim peppers
10 Jalapeno peppers
5 Cloves of fresh Garlic
3 large Onions
1 cup Vinegar (optional - I've made it without vinegar)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro per quart of salsa
2 tablespoons Black Pepper
1/8 cup Sea Salt

Peel your tomatoes and onions.  Wash your pepper and chop stems off.  Chop everything in food processor.  (You chop your veggies into chunks for thicker salsa, or you can process them longer for a thinner salsa.  We like it thinner.)  Throw all ingredients (except for cilantro) into a large stock pot and cook on medium heat for about 2 hours.  Stir every once in a while to keep from sticking.  When your salsa has thickened up to your liking, you can put it in your jars.  Add 3 Tablespoons of fresh cilantro to each jar of salsa (you don't have to put any in if you don't like the taste.  The original recipe called for 1 tablespoon, but we like it, so I add more.)

Process pints for 15 minuets and quarts for half  an hour.  There you have it - yummy, naturally fat free salsa!!


  1. I've tried several different recipes and have not quite found "the one". Your recipe has all the ingredients that we like in salsa. I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. YaY! Hope you like it! We eat it almost every day in one way or another!

  3. Does this make 18 quarts? What type of tomatoes do you use? I have several different kind in the garden.

  4. This makes about 6 quarts. I make several batches at a time. Thank you for asking. I should have thought to put that in the post!

  5. I've made this Recipe several times since you posted it!!...It is SO GOOD!!..Thank You for sharing!!...My Family is really enjoying it:)

  6. I'm so glad you like it! My husband likes it too. He won't eat the store bought stuff anymore.