Sunday, August 9, 2015

Southwestern Salsa /#SundaySupper

We are talking about saving the summer harvest with different types of  home canning today for #SundaySupper. Do you can?  Have you water bath canned? This was my third time canning, and I have to tell you that canning is satisfying, rewarding and fun. I made a Southwestern Salsa, and I love knowing that I now have some jars of my favorite appetizer in the fridge ready and waiting for me.

Southwestern Salsa
(makes 2 pints)

2 pounds Roma Tomatoes 
3.25 ounces of White Onion
1 clove Garlic
3/4 of an Anaheim Pepper
10-15 Cilantro Leaves
sprinkle of Salt
sprinkle of Cumin
3 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
splash of Lemon Juice
Canning equipment

Chop your tomatoes and onion into small pieces. Place them in a bowl together. Use a garlic press, and add the garlic. Chop your pepper into small pieces and add to the bowl. Add more of the pepper if you like your salsa hotter. This is a mild recipe.
Pick up your leaves, stack them together and roll them like a tiny cigar. Chop the "cigar" into very small pieces. Add to the bowl and mix together. Sprinkle your salt, and cumin, and add the apple cider vinegar and splash of lemon juice. Mix everything together. Put the mix into a medium size sauce pan, and place on the stove on medium high heat. Heat for 10 minutes. 
Boil water and place the lids and rings into the pot to boil and sterilize them for 10 minutes.

  Distribute the salsa between the jars leaving a 1/4" from the top.
Place the lids and the rings onto the jars. Make sure that the seal from the rim of the lid lines itself up to the jar.
Set up the water bath by filling the pan with about 4" of hot water. Place the jars in to the water on the rack. The water should be 1"-2" above the jar lid. 
Boil for 20 minutes. Then turn off the heat, and remove the lid so  the pot can cool off.
Remove the jars from the pot. Let jars cool completely.

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  1. I'd love to have a jar or two of your lovely salsa in my refrigerator too! Great idea for saving a glut of summer tomatoes!

  2. I haven't canned anything yet. I do what to try it one day. This salsa would be a great start.

  3. Mild salsa is perfect for my family! Your ingredients are just what we love in our salsa :)

  4. Salsa is one of the things I am requested by my family to can each year. This recipe sounds delicious.

  5. You're salsa looks amazing. I love those jars, too. Too cute!

  6. I'd love to can some homemade salsa sometime. Thanks for sharing how.

  7. Gotta love salsa, it's so versatile!