Salsa is super easy to make and allows you to use of the odds and ends from your garden in quite a delicious way. There are many different types of salsa recipes floating around in cookbooks and on the internet, but this is my very favorite.
Our prepping tribe member Matty came up with this concoction, and is is incredible – better than Chi-Chi’s…which is how I measure all salsas.
It takes less than one hour to make this salsa – including chopping time.
• 2 tablespoons of garlic – fresh or powder
• 6 and ½ pounds of tomatoes – mix and match whatever varieties you have left in your garden for a unique flavor.
• 1 chopped white onion
• 1 chopped red onion
• ½ pound of green peppers
• 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
• ¼ cup of lemon juice
• ½ pound of red peppers
• 1 and ½ tablespoons of salt.
• 1 teaspoon of cumin
• ½ pound of chopped jalapeno peppers – reduce or omit if you do not want hot salsa
• ½ pound of chopped yellow peppers – reduce or omit if you do not want hot salsa
1. Wash and chop the onions and peppers
2. Wash the tomatoes
3. Place the tomatoes in a large pot and bring them to a boil to loosen the skins/
4. Pour the slightly boiled tomatoes in a strainer and remove the skins entirely.
5. Crush the tomatoes.
6. Mix the tomatoes, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, and cumin together in the pot and stir thoroughly to combine.
7. Bring the mixture to a boil.
8. Toss the onions and peppers into the pot and maintain a boil.
9. Keep the pot at a boil until all of the ingredients have softened and reached the typical salsa consistency.
10. Remove the pot from the stove and allow to cool before pouring into Mason jars or glass jars with a firm fitting lid for storage.
11. Refrigerate after opening. An opened can of homemade salsa should keep for up to two week in a refrigerator.
What is your favorite salsa recipe? Feel free to share it in the comments section below.
Tara Dodrill is a homesteading and survival journalist and author. She lives on a small ranch with her family in Appalachia. She has been both a host and frequent guest on preparedness radio shows. In addition to the publication of her first book, ‘Power Grid Down: How to Prepare, Survive, and Thrive after the Lights go Out’, Dodrill also travels to offer prepping tips and hands-on training and survival camps and expos.