Monday, September 24, 2012

Green Tomato Salsa

As promised, I am sharing some yummy green tomato recipes with you.  First up is a green tomato salsa.  I have never worked with green tomatoes before, so removing the skins was new for me.  Next time I won't even bother. 

 This salsa can easily be as mild or hot as you want.  Prepared as the recipe reads, this will give you a nice mild salsa.  The lime juice is strong but not overpowering.  I think that it gives it more of a restaurant flavor.  I plan on making several more batches of this salsa with some ripe tomatoes instead of green.

What you will need:

    • 5 lbs green tomatoes, chopped small ( as you prefer for salsa)
    • 6 yellow onions, chopped ( 4 cups)
    • 3 jalapenos, chopped with seeds ( 1/2 cup)
    • 4 large red bell peppers, chopped ( 2 cups)
    • 6 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 cup lime juice
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
    • 2 teaspoons pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne ( optional, to taste)
    • 1 -2 teaspoon sugar  
Mix everything in a large pot, and simmer for 30 minutes.  I thew in a couple ripe tomatoes for color, and omitted the red peppers.

I used a pressure cooker, but you could also use a hot water bath.

Pints:  15 lbs. pressure for 20 min.
Note: I am at about 5,000 feet, so adjust according to your cooker manual.

This recipe made 9 pints (I only canned 8).

Green tomatoes ... Oh so good!

Thank you for reading part one, of our Green Tomatoes mini series.  Up next, green tomato bread... YUM!

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  1. We have so many green tomatoes, I now know what to do with them. I would like to invite you to link up to our Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest:

  2. how long would a hot water bath have to be?

    1. Regular canned tomatoes take 40 minutes so am am guessing 40 minutes.


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