Canned Basic Salsa

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Bergy

Excellent basic canned salsa. Make it as hot or as mild as you like it. Great way to use up the surplus bounty from your garden and enjoy through the winter.

Top Review by Graciebonica

A great recipe to build on, if you choose. I only added two Jalapeno chiles from our garden---for the rest I used chopped green chiles, as I'll be giving this as gifts, and many of my gifted people don't handle hot. The braver ones can just add more Jalapeno chiles. I did add more cilantro, as we love it! Also added salt, 1/2 cup lime juice, 2 tsp. sugar and Cajun seasoning. The yellow tomatoes did really well for us this season, so these are what I used. The salsa has a very interesting color, similar to a sofrito. I did have to cook it quite a bit longer than the 45 minutes, as the tomatoes were extremely juicy, and I didn't want watery salsa. All in all, I am very pleased with the results, and highly recommend this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes Ladle into sterilized pint jars, seal.
  2. Process in a water bath for 20 minutes.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a