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Tomato Salsa Recipe
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Tomato Salsa

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"I have tried several different recipes for salsa and this is the one my family and friends like the best. I have given it to a lot of people who all loved it!"

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Original recipe makes 12 pints Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. In a six-quart pot of boiling water, blanch tomatoes, drain and cool under cold water. Peel and coarsely chop. Return chopped tomatoes to pot, bring to boil and reduce heat. Skim juice from top of tomatoes and reserve, if you'd like, for another use. Do not overcook and allow tomatoes to remain chunky.
  2. In two quarts of boiling salted water, add chopped bell peppers, celery, jalapenos, garlic, green chilies and cook until all ingredients are tender. Drain and add vegetables to tomatoes.
  3. Add salt, oregano, black pepper and cilantro. Simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  4. Hot pack the salsa in clean pint jars. Follow manufactures suggestions on preparing the lids and jars for proper sealing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I liked this recipe, but as almost everyone who tried it mentioned, there is too much celery....and it takes away from the salsa.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

If you love celery you with love it. If you hate celery you will hate it. Ground pepper and celery over power

Jan 25, 2004

I have tried so many different salsa recipes and have been disappointed. When I found this one, I was skeptical, but it is a WONDERFUL recipe. My husband likes HOT HOT HOT salsa, but I prefer it just a little spicy. After evrything is together, I finely chop 3-4 hobinero (spelling?) peppers for him. It burns my nose just smelling them, but he loves it! Personally, I think he is little crazy!! Thanks for the great recipe! Nikkole

Oct 03, 2006

It took a lot of time, too much celery and what's with the oregano. It turned the salsa totally brown and looked as if meat was in it. My family thought it was chili on the stove. Don't bother with this one... move on.

Jan 25, 2004

Other than cutting down the celery by half, and reducing some of the spices to make this a "mild" salsa - the result was good (according to my boyfriend and daughter). I'm only so-so on this salsa recipe but I also shared a jar with my extended family and they claimed to have liked it alot too. However, it is MY opinion that it is too time consuming for the taste it produces. But if you like chunky salsa's and are willing to spend some time I'd say give it a whirl. Its not that I found this recipe "bad" - its just not my favorite. But then again - my opinion seems to be the minority (BUT THEY DIDN'T COOK IT EITHER - that's easy for them to say!:)) Thanks!

Jan 25, 2004

Great recipe. Loved the chunkiness and the spicy flavor. Too much celery. Cook the vegatables with the tomatoes for better flavor and more nutritous. Did not make 12 pints.

Jan 25, 2004

This was good, but it takes a lot of time, and the seasonings were a little off to my taste. I adjusted, and it had a very fresh taste, but it was quite time consuming.

Jan 25, 2004

This is soooooo good!


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  • Calories
  • 20 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 554 mg
  • 22%

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

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