Southwest Salsa

Ready in 45 minutes

This salsa has become a staple in our house and has been continuously requested. The salsa is best made in the summer, when field-ripened tomatoes are in season.

"This is so good!!! I'm not fond of Salsa but this is now on my 'diet.'
I have made it several times. I can't get enough of it!!!!"

- windmere

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4.8 avg, 6 review(s) 100% would make again


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4 cups Tomato; chopped, peeled
1 cup Onion; chopped
4 cloves Garlic; minced
0.5 cup Sweet red pepper; chopped
4 Jalapeno peppers; seeded, minced
0.5 cup Red wine vinegar
0.25 cup Fresh cilantro; chopped
2 tablespoon Orange juice
1 tablespoon Lime juice
1 teaspoon Granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Pickling salt
0.25 cup Tomato paste

Original recipe makes 16



1. Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, vinegar, cilantro, orange and lime juice, sugar and salt in saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, for 30 minutes, or until mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. This salsa can now be cooled and refrigerated for up to a month in a sealed jar. For longer storage, please follow canning procedure below.

2. Remove hot jars from canner and ladle salsa into jars to within 1/2 inch of rim. Process for 20 minutes for half-pint and pint jars.


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NewsEast 1 year ago
Absolutely the best salsa! Addictive! And that is a good thing!
IdahoDude 2 years ago
So glad you all liked the salsa recipe. This is my most popular salsa here at home.
CookingPassion 3 years ago
Very nice, but added another spoon of sugar. Tastes better next day.
darrent 3 years ago
This is so good!!! I'm not fond of Salsa but this is now on my 'diet.' I have made it several times. I can't get enough of it!!!!
windmere 3 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
CookingPassion 4 years ago
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