Easy Salsa

 

This is a really easy salsa recipe.  DD (dear daughter) and I tweaked a ‘blah’ recipe that we found and came up with this really tasty one.  Honestly it comes REALLY close to something you’d get in the grocery store or a restaurant.  I canned it but you could freeze it also.  Makes about 6-7 pints or 12 half-pints.  Within the first couple of weeks…. my family went through about 2 jars.  I need to make lots more!

12 C. chopped, seeded and peeled tomatoes

4 C. chopped and seeded green peppers

2 C. chopped onions ( I used a mix of onions and chives)

1 C.  chopped and seeded hot peppers (if you want it hotter… leave the seeds in)

1-1/4 C. vinegar

5 cloves garlic, minced

3 TB fresh Cilantro, minced

4 tsp. Kosher salt

1/4 C. curry powder

2 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. celary seed

4 TB sugar

1/4 C. flour (for thickening… this is optional)

Combine all ingredients except flour in a large pot.  Slowly bring your mixture to a boil and then bring down to a simmer.  Cook for approx 15 minutes and then taste to see if you need to adjust seasonings.  Add flour (if desired) for thickening.

Spoon your hot salsa into canning jars, leaving 1/4″ of headspace.  Use 2-piece caps.  Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath.  If you’d rather not can this salsa, wait until it cools down and then package for freezing.

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