Canning your own salsa

This was meant to post tomorrow, Friday. I made a mistake though and marked it as June 1st not July 1st and it e-mailed all the sweet folks that get e-mail notifications about my blog posts…so one day early…here ya go!

My blog friend Andrea over at From the Bookshelf posted this great salsa recipe, I monkeyed with it a bit and posted my frugal version here. Next step is to figure out how to be able to save it for later use.

1st try was freezing it. Umm, yeah that did NOT work.Big fail!

2nd try canning. Worked perfectly. Here’s what you add to the recipe to jar it successfully. Add 3 TBSP of white vinegar per salsa recipe batch. I made a double batch so I added 6 TBSP of vinegar.

  • Warm your jars, via boiling water
  • Place the salsa to a sauce pan
  • add Vinegar to the salsa, stir well
  • boil for 5 min
  • allow to cool a bit and place into jars (do not over fill)
  • Place lids on jars and screw lids on (finger tight)
  • place in boiling water (make sure the water level is above the lid of the jar)
  • process for 20 min.
  • remove from heat and allow to cool
  • remove from the pot and allow to rest on the counter-top overnight
  • store in a cool, dry space for up to 1 year
  • refrigerate once opened.

Here are my pictures… By the way, see the green basket the cans are processing in? I highly recommend it. It’s made by Ball, it comes in a Home discovery canning kit. I found it at Wal-mart for about $10.







  1. Thanks! I’ve been meaning to look up how to do this.

    • 🙂 My son gave it a double thumbs up. 🙂

  2. This makes me want to break out my canning equipment! I’ve done tomato sauce, but never salsa (and I do love salsa!). Can’t wait for tomato season and overwhelming amounts of tomato to use up 🙂

    • I hope you enjoy it! We eat gobs and gobs of salsa around here. I’m glad I figured out a way to save the summer harvest of salsa so we can enjoy it year round.

  3. Regardless of the day (I can barely remember what day of the week it is most of the time anyway!) it´s a great post. Spicy salsa, yum! As soon as my tomatoes do the decent thing and start turning red, I´ll be giving this a go.

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one who sometimes isn’t sure what day it is. 😉

  4. Hello, dear Girlfriend. Very nice the blog. Regards, Imre from Hungary. Welcome, my blog Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Imre. Thanks for the visit and the comment.

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