Salsa Verde Canning Recipe

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

I wanted a good canning recipe (and a safe one) for all the tomatillos I have in my garden, so after much searching I found this one. It is posted by Nancy Castleman on the Good Advice Press site under the name of Marc and Nancy's Salsa Verde, and I just moved it over here. The lemon and lime juices add the needed acidity for canning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. After removing husks, halve and then coarsely chop the tomatillos.
  2. Lightly coat the bottom of a large pot with oil, turn the burner on high, and add all the ingredients. Stir frequently and bring to a boil. Lower the temperature and let the salsa simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Other recipes call for cumin, oregano, water, oil, lemon thyme, salt, pepper, tarragon, cognac, sugar, tart apples, vinegar, and sweet red peppers. Feel free to add a bit of any or all of these to your salsa before you bring it to a boil.
  4. Carefully fill sterilized pint or half-pint jars and process them for 20 minutes using the boiling-water-bath method. (For complete canning directions, she recommends The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest.).
Most Helpful

This calls for too much lemon overpowers the taste of the tomatillos.

Patti T. September 04, 2016

A Little sour but I added sugar. I also used my immersion mixer to smooth it out because it was very chunky even after cooking.

Phantomblt September 09, 2014

I scaled this recipe to use the 5 pounds of tomatillos that I had on hand. It was supposed to yield 15 pints but produced only five. With the amount of citric acid that the recipe suggested it was way too sour. A complete waste of time and ingredients.

morgan.das November 03, 2013