Tomato and Tomato Paste Salsa Recipe

Try Barb's Tomato/Tomato Paste Salsa recipe and you won't be disappointed.
Barbara MacIntosh
November/December 2010
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Following is Barb’s salsa recipe:

Tomato/Tomato Paste Salsa

3 quarts peeled, cored, chopped, slicing tomatoes
3 cups chopped onions
6 jalapeño peppers, seeded, finely chopped
4 long green chiles, seeded, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (12 ounces each) tomato paste
2 cups bottled lemon or lime juice
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin, optional
2 tablespoons oregano leaves, optional
1 teaspoon black pepper 

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and heat, stirring frequently, until mixture boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle hot into pint jars, leaving ½-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Adjust lids and process in a boiling water canner: 15 minutes at 0-1,000 feet altitude: 20 minutes at 1,001-6,000 feet; 25 minutes above 6,000 feet.

Yields 7 to 9 pints.

This recipe is usually doubled.

Note: The only safe change to make in this recipe is to change the amount of spices and herbs. Do not alter proportions of vegetables to acid and tomatoes because it might make the salsa unsafe. Do not substitute vinegar for the lemon juice.

Do not can salsas that do not follow these or other research-tested recipes. They may be frozen or stored in the refrigerator.

Do not thick salsas with flour or cornstarch before canning. After you open a jar to use, you may pour off some of the liquid or thicken with cornstarch. Store in the refrigerator once opened.

Information from National Center for Home Food Preservation.








Post a comment below.

 








Pay Now & Save 50% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Live The Good Life with Grit!

For more than 125 years, Grit has helped its readers live more prosperously and happily while emphasizing the importance of community and a rural lifestyle tradition. In each bimonthly issue, Grit includes helpful articles, humorous and inspiring articles, captivating photos, gardening and cooking advice, do-it-yourself projects and the practical reader advice you would expect to find in America’s premier rural lifestyle magazine.

Get your guide to living outside the city limits delivered straight to your mailbox. Subscribe to Grit today!  Simply fill in your information below to receive 1 year (6 issues) of Grit for only $19.95!

SPECIAL BONUS OFFER!

At Grit, we have a tradition of respecting the land that sustains rural America. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing to Grit through our automatic renewal savings plan. By paying now with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of Grit for only $14.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and send me one year of Grit for just $19.95!