Preserving, Recipes, Salsas

Add a Little Salsa to Your Life — Part II

A continuation of yesterday’s post and my weekend of salsa making. First I made one of the prettiest corn salsas I’ve ever seen! Still hoping to find a cannable corn & black bean salsa recipe (let me know if you have one!) but until then, this one did just fine. To use up the rest of my CSA cilantro I wanted to try something peachy. My favorite part about this recipe? No tomatoes to muddle the peach flavor. The peaches were certainly the star, highlighted by some onion, peppers and spice.

Peach and Cilantro Salsa (from Canning for a New Generation) makes 5 pints

  • 5 lbs ripe peaches, peeled, pitted and diced (about 9 cups)
  • 1/2 c lime juice
  • 6 oz sweet onion, diced (about 1 c)
  • 3 oz red bell pepper, diced (about 1/2 c)
  • 2 tbsp minced seeded serrano chili
  • 4-6 tbsp sugar, to taste
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c chopped cilantro

Put all ingredients  except cilantro in a 6 to 8 quart pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer, stirring occasionally until the onion is tender and peaches soft, 20 to 30 minutes. Stir in cilantro.

Ladle salsa into clean, hot pint jar leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe the rims clean; center lids on jars and screw on jar bands. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Remove jars and leave undisturbed for 12 hours. Label and store sealed jars.

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13 thoughts on “Add a Little Salsa to Your Life — Part II”

  1. Wow, this sounds delish, and I was just thinking what am I going to do with a dozen Ball jar glasses if I only used one? Now, I can dream and invest my own sauces too. Inspirational!

    1. I’m warning you, canning does get addictive! Every time I buy a dozen jars, planning on using them for one recipe, I find something else to try and have to go get more. There should be a Ball rewards program or something!

    2. That’s hilarious. I’m not sure I want to can as many because I don’t have a large family. But I love jams.

    3. Yes, there should be a rewards program for canning. Do you know of any good videos for canning. I’m a novice.
      Thanks!

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