Zesty Salsa for Canning

Recipe by Marg CaymanDesigns

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 (Easier-Than-Making-Tacos Taco Salad).

Top Review by Petdrwife

WOW! This is a very nice salsa to can. I did only use about 3/4 c of seeded jalepeno's and it was Z-E-S-T-Y! Maybe my crop is just hot. The only thing I might add is that when I shared my salsa with a veteral canner (this is the first time I have canned) she stated that I should have skinned the tomatoes by dipping the whole tomatoes in boiling water then chilled water and removing the skins. The only effect leaving them on had was I have some curled skin in my salsa but hey next time I will know to do that.....live and learn. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except tomato paste in large sauce pot.
  2. Simmer until desired thickness.
  3. Stir in tomato paste.
  4. Ladle hot salsa into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head-space.
  5. Process 15 minutes in a hot water bath.
  6. Note: use more hot peppers for a very hot salsa or less for mild.
  7. It depends on how hot your peppers are and how hot you like your salsa.
  8. I never get close to 2 1/2 cups for our mild salsa.

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