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Quick & Simple Salsa to Enjoy All Year


Using the Roma Food Mill and a food processor you can whip up a large batch of quick & simple salsa for canning that you can enjoy all year.

We love having a stock pile in the pantry and the process of making salsa can be a very lengthy process if your chopping all the vegetables by hand, and that is exactly how I used to make it. The best kitchen appliances for a speeding up the entire process are the Roma Food Mill and a basic Food Processor.

I start by quartering up the onions before I put them in the food processor and pulse them until they are finely chopped.

Diced Onion

Chop most of the stems off the cilantro bunch and throw it in the food processor. I don’t take the time to pull the leaves off the stems they will blend up and not even be noticeable.  Lastly chop and deseed the jalapenos to your liking and throw them in the food processor and pulse.

Using the Roma Food Mill with the Salsa screen attachment  will allow more pulp through the screen and processing about 15 lbs. of tomatoes in minutes.

Roma Food Mill

Roma Food Mill Accessory kit

Combine in a large stock pot:
5 Chopped White Onions, about 5 cups
2 Bunches Diced Cilantro
2 Diced Seeded Jalapenos, leave some seeds for heat
3 Tbs. Minced Garlic
1/3 Cup Lime Juice
15 lbs. Processed Roma Tomatoes
2 Tbs. Canning Salt

Homemade Salsa water bath canning

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and immediately reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently for 10 minutes.
Ladle hot salsa into hot jars leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rim and place prepared lid and finger tighten ring on jar.

Place jars in water bath canner making sure jars are completely covered with water and bring to a boil and process both pint and quart jars for 15 minutes. Remove canner lid and let cool for 5 minutes before removing jars. Label jars once cooled and store.
For complete step by step instructions and recipes on home canning I highly recommend the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving Book.

This usually makes just over 6 quart jars. If you have some left over you can enjoy immediately or store in a jar in the fridge to be used in the next week.

-Happy Canning


Homemade Salsa For Canning