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Diced Tomato Salsa

Basic Tomato Salsa

Yield - 8 pints



  • 6 pounds tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
  • 3 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup bottled lime juice
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 5-6 jalapenos minced
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Combine the tomatoes, onion, peppers, vinegar, sugar, lime juice, jalapenos, garlic, and salt in a large, non-reactive pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. When that time has elapsed, stir in the chopped cilantro.
  2. Taste and add additional jalapeno, lime juice or salt should it need additional balance.
    salsa in pots
  3. Ladle hot salsa into prepared jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe the rims, apply lids and rings and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You'll see from our pictures that we doubled this recipe during the class, and we also used 8oz. jars, so that everyone could take home a jar.