The acid ingredients used in salsa help preserve it. Adding it because the natural acidity may not be high enough. Commonly used acids in home canning are vinegar and lemon juice. Lemon juice is more acidic than vinegar, but has less effect on flavor. Use only vinegar that is at LEAST 5% acid.
You can safely substitute an equal amount of lemon juice for vinegar in recipes using vinegar. Do not substitute vinegar for lemon juice. This substitution will result in a less acid and potentially unsafe salsa.
This amazing salsa recipe is a family favorite, shared by my sister-in-law Rosanna. Great for those summer-fresh veggies! Wear gloves to avoid 'burns' from chopping peppers! ENJOY! Fabulous to add in some fresh cilantro and oregano also!
I got this years ago from the lady in our church who canned it. I've never made it but I've eaten lots of it! It's the best salsa I have ever had. Especially good with lime tortilla chips or on taco salad (recipe #102234).
A true fresh and wholesome salsa that can easily be altered to suit one's taste. Every year I experiment to come up with different heat factors! There hasn't been a bad batch yet! A very close and dear friend shared this recipe with me a few years back and I have never had to buy the store boughten stuff again.
This salsa has a slight twist to it! Why Smoking? Besides the heat from the hot peppers you have a smokey flavor going from the chipotle peppers. Then optional for those that like it real hot use ghost chilies. This makes nice little gifts, just pack a basket with it and some chips, avocados, cheese, beer or margarita mix etc.
Found this on on line awhile ago, made some adjustments for heat and chunkiness. I love this recipe because it cans well and the longer it sits, the hotter it gets. You can chill before serving if you want, but it's great right out of the pantry. Makes a great gift.
This is a great recipe, it has been passed to many people who have tried it and what a good recipe to can. Especially one that doesn't need a pressure canner. This makes a medium to mild salsa, it is less spicy when it cools. Add more peppers if you like it really hot.
This is the best salsa recipe I've found so far and I've tried about a dozen. I got it from one of the local hospital cookbooks that are sold in my area. I changed it a bit and have been canning it for years. The reason I plant a garden is for this salsa. We would be lost without it. Hope you like it as much as we do. One of our members who is a food scientist took this salsa to work, tested the pH and found it measured under 4.0 (well within the safety limit for boiling water bath processing).
This salsa has a very nice flavor & isn't too hot if you omit the jalapeno seeds. It's great for using fresh veggies from the garden but can easily be scaled down to accommodate non-gardeners. A food processor makes quick work of the chopping, but be careful not to overprocess or you'll end up with mushy veggies. Wear gloves when handling the hot peppers.