A delightful Tomato Salsa recipe that can be adjusted to be spicier if desired. I have been making this for over 30 years.
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- add 1 large sweet red pepper
- add 2 medium jalapeno peppers
- add 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- add 3 tablespoons liquid honey
- add 4 cloves garlic
- add 1/4 cup wine vinegar
- add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- add 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- add 1 tablespoon limes or lemon juice
- add 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil
- add 1 large red onion
- add 3 lbs roma tomatoes (other type of tomatoes would be okay as well)
- add 1 large green pepper
- In a large pot bring water to a rolling boil.
- Drop in tomatoes and scald for 2 minutes.
- Drain and immediately cover with cold water and some ice cubes and let sit for a few minutes.
- Remove skins and discard.
- Remove stem core and discard.
- Cut tomatoes into small chunks.
- Using a large cooking pot, add chopped tomatoes, Jalapeno peppers, red onion, green pepper, sweet red pepper, cilantro, basil, parsley, wine vinegar, lemon juice, ground cumin and liquid honey.
- Bring mixture to a boil.
- On medium-high heat, cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.
- Adjust spices and Jalapeno peppers to taste.
- Prepare 4- pint size canning jars by washing in soap and water, then rinsing in hot water.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Place washed jars upside down on oven rack and heat for 15 minutes.
- Prepare snap lids by boiling them in water for about 5 minutes.
- Fill jars with salsa mixture to within 1/4 inch of top of jars (for head space.) Remove any air bubbles by sliding a rubber spatula between glass and salsa; re-adjust head space to 1/4 inch.
- Wipe jar rims very clean to remove any stickiness.
- Place snap lids, then screw bands just until finger tight.
- Prepare a canner and bring water to boil.
- Place jars in canner rack and immerse in water.
- Process for 10 minutes.
- Remove jars from canner and place on a towel, then cover with another towel until cooled.
- Jars are sealed when lids"pop" and are concave (turned downward).
- Wipe jars clean and lable.
- Store jars in a cool, dry place.