While at my mother-in-laws last weekend, she pulled some homemade salsa out of the freezer and it was THE BEST salsa I had ever had! So, since I had about 7 good tomatoes, plus most of the ingredients for salsa, I decided to try this. It made about 4-16 oz containers for the freezer. I will be doing this for each set of tomatoes I have coming in this summer. The only out of pocket expense for me was the tomatillos, and that was about $2.
- 7-8 tomatillos
- 7-8 homegrown tomatoes
- 1 yellow onion, diced (sweet)
- 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced
- 4 jalapeno peppers, finely diced (or 5 tablespoons pickled)
- 7 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/4 cup cilantro, minced
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 4 tablespoons lime juice, fresh squeezed
- Boil a large pot of hot water. Drop tomatoes in gently, boil for one minute. Transfer to a bowl of cold water w/ ice in it. This stops the cooking process and will allow you to easily peel the tomatoes.
- Drop tomatillos into same water, set timer for 10 minutes. Peel tomatoes while tomatillos boil. After 10 minutes, transfer tomatillos to cold ice water bath. Peel and crush tomatillos.
- Add all ingredients into a large bowl and season to taste. Let sit overnight or put into containers to freeze.
Recipe developed by Kelly Hancock ©2010 Faithful Provisions. For personal use only. May not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed for capital gain without prior permission from Kelly Hancock.