Summer Mango Salsa Canning Recipe

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by rnmichiko1

This is a great way to store up those summer veggies that are coming in at the same time. I serve this over grilled fish, chicken, or pork. It is even great with plain tortilla chips! In a pinch pour over sliced avacado for a salad. I make big batches of this recipe so we have plenty all year long and don't run out. It is a very versatile recipe that can be used in many ways.

Top Review by renajune

I am looking for a copycat recipe of Fontova Santa Barbara Mango & Peach Salsa (found in sealed plastic tubs in refrigerator cases at many grocery stores) which is great tasting and hard to measure up to--but I want it to be home canned. I apologize in advance for being critical of this recipe but understand that is my frame of reference.

Fontova's salsa is tomato based so I started with about 2 c. of peeled and seeded red and orange diced fresh tomato. Most of the other ingredients seemed to be fine except that the apple cider vinegar is too stout and does not allow the flavor of the fruit to come through--next time I will try a lighter/sweeter vinegar like rice, white wine or balsamic vinegar. I doubled the amount of sugar to offset the vinegar but that may not be needed with a lighter vinegar.

The quantity of vinegar was also way too large and made it too juicy--1 cup or less would have been more than enough. I added some xanthum gum to thicken the juices--this is my first time trying x.g. in a canned recipe so the jury is still out whether it was a good idea.

The time to process the pints in a hot water bath is concerning to me--IMHP things like raw onions and peppers should be pressured canned no matter what sauce accompanies them, not to mention this recipe suggests cold packing the ingredients so all the more reason. I would pressure can these pints for 35 min. minimum at 10 lbs.

With all that said, thanks for posting this recipe as a springboard for creative adaptivity!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, seed, and chop all fruits and veggies. Place in large bowl and mix together. Add zest and juice of limes. heat vinegar and add coriander, mustard, bay, salt and sugar. Do not boil. Turn off heat and cover pan to let spices steep a few minutes for flavors to meld. Strain vinegar into fruits and veggies mix, discarding the spices. Mix well and pack into sterilized pint jars. Process in hot water bath for 35 minutes. beautiful in the jars and delicious! NOTE: may add fresh or canned tidbits of pineapple to recipe for a sweeter flavor, or omit brown sugar when adding pineapple. Can also substitute fresh cilantro in the veggies mix for the coriander seed in the vinegar mix.

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