September 12, 2014

Mama W's Homemade Salsa Recipe

One of my favourite things about fall farmer's markets is the tomatoes. Giant beef steak tomatoes. Yum, yum, yum. They're good in salads, pasta and even cut up on their own with a little s and p.

This past weekend was spent relaxing at my parents, with a quick stop at our local u-pick farm thrown in the mix. We picked onions, jalapaneos, green, red and yellow peppers and tomatoes, all with a plan... we were makin' Mama W's salsa.

homemade salsa recipe

Do you enjoy salsa? Here is a tried and tested recipe for a simple homemade canned salsa.

Mama W's Homemade Salsa Recipe

Makes: 12 - 16 oz jars of salsa

  • 30 medium tomatoes (peeled, chopped and drained of juice)
  • 10 medium cooking onions (chopped)
  • 10 jalapeño peppers (finely chopped)
  • 4 green peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 yellow peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 red peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coarse salt
  • 3 tsp garlic salt
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 13oz can tomato paste
  • 12 16 oz mason jars with lids

Notes: The number of jalapeños to use depends on how spicy you want the salsa. We ended up using 3 medium-large jalapeños, finely chopped with seeds, for a mild salsa.

  1. Combine all ingredients (except paste) in large stock pot. 
  2. Cook uncovered over medium heat, stirring frequently (approximately 1.5 hours)
  3. When salsa is nearing desired consistency, and not too watery, add the paste and stir to combine.
  4. Seal in hot, sterile mason jars.
  5. Store in a cool, dark place.
  6. Canned salsa will keep for up to a year, but trust me, it probably won't last that long.

For simple instructions on how to peel tomatoes, check this out. For instructions on how to sterilize and can, click here.

homemade salsa recipe
homemade salsa recipe
homemade salsa recipe

Oh, and this guy supervised the entire time. Mr Quality Control. 

For tips on shopping a Farmer's Market, check this out.

Do you like salsa? Would you try this recipe?

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  1. My husband would love this! I'll definitely have to try it!

  2. Thanks for the salsa! Meighan has almost eaten all of it.

  3. This is a great salsa recipe, we have SO many tomatoes right now, this will get rid of quite a few of them. We also made chili with them last night, instead of using canned!!

  4. Yum! I love the herbs and spices you used in this recipe! My in laws have a ton of tomatoes that need to be used, so I'll be sure to try out your recipe. :)

  5. Oh Yes! I love me some salsa! This will definitely be happening in our kitchen. Thanks for the recipe!


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