I was gifted 7 HUGE tomatoes by a neighbor of mine and knew that DH and I couldn't eat them fast enough before they spoiled. Decided to try my hand at salsa except one problem- I don't can. So- freezer was the next option. Had to scale back the recipe to about half and left out the habaneros (personal preference) and limes (didn't have any). Only took about 50 minutes to boil down and I got about 2- 3 cup containers worth. Just taste tested it and WOW! I can't believe I made salsa this GOOD! No one flavor stands out over the others and can't wait to enjoy something fresher than the jarred stuff. Can't wait to make more!
Loved it...a little spicy. We used red and yellow peppers instead of green. It looks very colorful!
I just made this salsa and it is really really good. I am hoping it is just as good frozen as it is fresh! Thank you so much for sharing!
Thank you so much for this recipe. My husbands tomatoes have been very productive this year, and I also hate to can. I didn't use all the ingredients stated, but It turned out exactly like we wanted it to. This is what I'm going to use to freeze just plain tomatoes too. I will add just a little salt and vinegar, and freeze in 8 to 10 ounce packages, just enough for a pot of soup. Once again, thank you.
Love this! My DH snatched some and took it to work before it was even finished boiling down. I added more garlic and some basil as well. I know it's missing something, but I can't figure out what it is and I dont mind anyway. Can't wait to try it in the middle of the winter.
I don't know what this stuff is like after it's been frozen and then thawed out, but the jar I kept aside and put in the fridge yesterday is AWESOME!!! This will forever be my salsa recipe! I boiled it a little longer too, but other than that, made exactly according to your directions. I'd rate it a 'delayed warmth' mild salsa. DEEEEELICIOUS! Sep 13/06: FINALLY ran out of bought salsa and got to open a frozen container of this -- YUM! A little thinner than the original jar I had kept in the fridge, but still very tasty.
This was an easy recipe and tastes great. It freezes well. The only change I made was to add a little more garlic and a little chili powder... just to spice it up a bit.
Yeah - last of the tomato harvest finally done. We had to boil couple more hours to get the thicker consistency we wanted. We froze in medium size freezer bags. Great flavor.
Am making this right now, and I'm so mad. Too much salt. Had to add a couple cans of unsalted tomatoes. Otherwise good flavor, but when do the limes go in?