It’s that time of year when the veggies are fresh and ripe and yummy! Even with the heat and drought here in Iowa, it looks like the tomato crop is going to be good and tomatoes mean salsa at our house. Here’s my all time favorite Salsa recipe. It’s a little labor intensive but most truly great things take a little work, right? And trust me, it’s worth it. EVERYONE LOVES this salsa.
Cindy’s Salsa (Actually it’s my sister, Wanda’s Salsa but when it comes out of MY kitchen, I claim it ):
12 c tomatoes
3 cans diced green chilies
3 medium chopped onions
3 green peppers
1 c white vinegar
1 tsp oregeno
2 T canning salt
1 – 1/12 tsp black pepper
2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c minced onion
12 oz can tomato paste
If you like your salsa hot, add 4 chopped jalapeño peppers.
Scald tomatoes then slip the skin off. Toss tomatoes, chilies, onion, peppers in a food processor or chop up.
Mix all ingredients together and simmer 45 min to 1 hour. Pour into glass jars, seal with flats and rings then process for 30 minutes. Take the jars out of the canner and wait for the flats to pop and seal. If you want to forgo the canning route, you can also pack in freezer containers and freeze. I’ve done both but I like the texture of the canned salsa better.
This recipe makes 10 – 10 1/2 pints.
And as long as we’re talking about hot – I have a new e-book release coming out August 7th. I’m so excited about this. Worth Dying For is a reissue of 2 of my older Loveswepts that Pocket Books is making available as a two for one volume. Man Around the House (A Rita finalist) and Into The Night (A Reader’s Choice Winner) have always been favorites of mine and I’m really jazzed about seeing them available again. Hope you get a chance to order your copy when August roles around.
So – do you have any favorite summer recipes you’d like to share? I’d LOVE to hear them. Hope everyone’s having a great summer