Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Not your typical salsa

I had a bunch of tomatoes that were about to spoil, so I thought I'd turn them into salsa. The original recipe called for tomatillos, but I tweaked it a bit and just used what I had on hand. The recipe is from the "Small batch preserving" cookbook and I actually tripled it to get 4 jars of salsa.
Einige der Tomaten aus dem Garten hatten schon sehr weiche Stellen und mussten unbedingt aufgebraucht werden. Anstatt wieder einen Tomatensalat zu machen, habe ich sie als Salsa eingemacht. Eigentlich war es ein Rezept fuer Tomatillo Salsa, aber ich habe einfach die Tomaten genommen die ich hatte. Das Rezept kommt aus dem "Small batch preserving" Kochbuch und ich habe die dreifache Portion gemacht um 4 Glaeser Salsa zu bekommen.

Tomatillo Mexican Salsa 1/2 pound tomatillos, husks removed, coarsely chopped
2 hot green chile peppers, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup each: apple juice and cider vinegar
3/4 tsp pickling salt
1/2 tsp each: ground cumin and dried oregano
1 tbs sugar
In a stainless steel or enamel pan combine all ingredients except sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover and boil gently for 10 minutes.
Stir in sugar, return to boil and boil gently, uncovered for 20 minutes or until mixture is thickened.
Ladle into hot jars and process 20 minutes.
One batch makes only 2 cups, that's why I tripled this recipe.


  1. Mmmmm, good - sounds delicious! I love Salsa on just about anything (no, not pancakes) ... bet you made your family very happy with those jars ;-)

  2. Oh my..... this looks so amazing!!!!

  3. Yum, and it will taste even better this winter!