07 June, 2011

Homemade Salsa!! YUM!!!

My friend, Vicki, passed this salsa recipe on to me last year and I swear it is the best salsa EVER!!  You can make it as hot (or not) as you want it!  I made around 24 pints last year and I have sworn to myself that I will make at least twice as much this fall!!  I can sit down and eat a whole pint of it by myself!!  If I am forced to share with the kids then one pint just is not enough!  LOL!

Homemade Salsa Recipe:

4 qts tomatoes
6 big onions
4 large bell peppers
6-10 hot yellow peppers
1 to 2 Jalapenos (I use 6 or 7!)
2 1/2 cups white vinegar
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons canning salt
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1 bunch of CILANTRO, chopped (Just the leaves)
Cook 4-5 hours, can in boiling water canner. I usually get about 8 pints. 

It is totally the CILANTRO that makes this salsa!  

I know this is a great fall recipe and is perfect for canning but I just popped open a jar and thought I would share it with you because now is the perfect time to get your Cilantro Seeds and get them planted!  According to the My Patriot Supply website the plants are ready to harvest in just 40 days!  So there is still plenty of time to get your seeds and get them planted and ready for harvest in time for canning!  There are also harvesting and seed saving tips on their website!   
If you are going to buy your Cilantro from the store be sure to get CILANTRO and not Parsley!  They are near always displayed together in the produce section and they look VERY similar!  I would highly suggest getting some seeds now though because last fall I had to go to several stores just to find fresh Cilantro!!  You can always harvest the Cilantro multiple times and dehydrate it and store it for fall if your plant is producing to much then you are always sure to have some on hand!

My Patriot Supply also offers a Culinary Herb Garden with 8 different herbs that are popular to cook with!

This is the Dehydrator I have:

And it says to set it to 95F for drying herbs.

And yes we did eat the whole jar of salsa in LESS time than it took me to make this post!  LOL!!  


* Crystal * said...

This post made me hungry!! :-)

Thanks for sharing, will definately have to try this!

katlupe said...

Pam, this looks good! I stole your recipe and was planning on making salsa anyway. Now I will use your recipe, Thanks!