Start by sterilizing your jars in boiling water for at least ten minutes. I leave them boiling until I am ready to fill them.
Please sterilize your lids as well.
Coarsely chop your tomatoes.
Some of the items you will need.
Add salt to tomatoes, stir well.
Place tomatoes in a strainer and let sit in a cool place for a few hours to get rid of excess liquids.
Chop your onion.
Chop your jalapeño and cayenne peppers.
Mince your garlic.
Combine everything in a bowl.
Add the tomatoes to your cooking pot.
Gather your cumin and tomato paste.
Add bowl of onion, peppers, & garlic to the cooking pot with the tomato. Add cumin & tomato paste. Heat until boiling - continue to boil for 5-10 minutes.
Add your chopped coriander and boil for another 5-10 minutes. Please use a non-metal utensil to stir (I used a silicon one - metal can react with the acids in the tomato).
Pour lime juice into each mason jar.
Fill jars, leaving 1 cm from top.
Using your silicon utensil, remove air bubbles.
Using a dry & lint free cloth, wipe edges thoroughly.
Tighten lids. Do not tighten them too much!
Place jars back in boiling water. Boil for 20 minutes.
Cool for a few hours on a tea towel or cooling rack.
Yummy homemade salsa!
- 8.0 Tomatoes, diced
- 1.0 Onion, diced
- 1.0 Jalapeño, seeded & chopped
- 2.0 Cayenne or chilis, chopped
- 6.0 Garlic cloves, minced
- 2.0Tbsp Kosher pickling salt
- 2.0Tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2tsp Lime juice per 125ml jar
- 3/4c Cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 6.0 125ml mason/canning jars
- 1.0Tbsp Cumin
- 3/4 Small can of tomato paste