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Fresh Garden Salsa Recipe

Fresh Garden Salsa

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"Turn your sweet, summer bounty of tomatoes into this classic salsa."

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Original recipe makes 4 pints Change Servings


  1. Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  3. Heat to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Ladle hot salsa in to hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rim. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fit is fingertip tight.
  5. Process filled jars in a boiling water canner for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
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  • *You can use 4 pint jars or 8 half-pint jars for 7 cups of tomatoes.
  • © 2011 Hearthmark, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Ball logo and Ball®, TMs Ball Corporation, used under license. Kerr logo and Kerr®, TMs Kerr Group Inc., used under license.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 28, 2011

This recipe is a very good one to use for those of us that like your salsa a little hotter than just a mild salsa! I would strongly recommend that you double the recipe to make it worth your while. It has a great taste to it!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2011

Wow! This recipe is way too tangy for my taste! Be sure you measure out the tomatoes AFTER you have cored, chopped de-seeded. I used the recipe off of the Ball website and it said "7 cups or approximately 15 medium tomatoes". I used 19 medium tomatoes and don't think I had enough....only made 3 pint jars of salsa for me.

Aug 23, 2011

It was watery because I forgot to seed it! However it tastes good. I just drain it before eating it.

Jul 04, 2013

This recipe worked very well. I did simmer the salsa for longer than specified, and that kept it from being watery. (I like a thick salsa.) This recipe is flexible, too, so if you want it milder or spicier, just adjust the amount of hot sauce or jalapenos. It's really not a spicy salsa as the directions are written, but be aware that jalapenos can vary greatly in heat, so use your taste buds as a guide before you preserve it.

Sep 05, 2013

I've made 2 batches of this recipe. My family loves it so this recipe will stay in my recipe files :)

Aug 24, 2013

I have made numerous batches of this recipe over the past 2 years and it always turns out awesome! I do it just as written, and have gotten rave reviews from everyone who has tried it. This will be one recipe that gets hand down the generations.

Jul 27, 2014

This is by far the best salsa I have ever had. I made double the recipe so I can give it to my family for Christmas but I'm not sure if they are going to last that long. The jars might be gone before then. Lol! I'm more than likely going to make more. I added sweet vidalia onions to the recipe to add more substance to it and it was well worth it. Next time I'm going to add some peppers to it. Five star recipe in my book it was so fresh and tasty and highly addictive. I'll be making this recipe for years to come!

May 10, 2014

Never made it to the Jars. :) My Teens loves it!


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  • Calories
  • 5 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 74 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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