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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