Easy Salsa Recipe for Can-It-Forward Day
Would you believe that I have been LOVING and using Ball Brand canning jars all this time for the blog from smoothies to sugar scrubs….and I’ve never canned before? What’s a better time to get started than for International Can-It-Forward Day on August 1st! So to celebrate, I’ve made this Easy Salsa Recipe for canning, inspired by Can-It-Forward Day! And of course, scroll down for a fun Ball Brand giveaway!
I’ve always had a weakness for salsa. If it’s out, I’m eating it. The fresher, the better! But making a small puny batch of salsa just won’t do. I’d love to make a HUGE batch to last through all of my salsa cravings.
Insert my intro to canning. Ball Brand has all of the canning supplies you need to make delicious homemade foods from jams and jellies to syrups and salsas! I LOVE the Ball Brand Canning Discovery Kit, the perfect starter kit for the new canner (i.e. me). Add some fun lids (don’t you love the red?) and I have enough inspiration to get moving on my own homemade salsa. Ready to dive into sweet, spicy and fresh all at the same time? Here’s the recipe:
Easy Salsa Recipe - For Canning
- 4 lb. of fresh tomatoes chopped, cored and peeled
- 2 Green Peppers chopped and de-seeded
- 4 Jalapenos chopped and de-seeded (save seeds of jalapenos for spicier salsa, if desired)
- 1 Red Onion chopped
- 2 TBSP. of fresh Cilantro
- 2 cloves of garlic diced
- 2/3 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- Combine all ingredients in large stockpot on the stove. Heat to boil. Simmer 10 minutes.
- Ladle hot salsa into canning jars. Clean rim, center lid and twist band to fingertip tight.
- Preserve via boiling water method for 20 minutes.
- Turn heat off and remove lid.
- Allow to cool in pot for 5 minutes.
- Remove jars from canner. Cool 12 hours.
- Check that seals are tight. Store.
Who can ever turn down fresh salsa? And now, I can make a batch and enjoy year-round thanks to Ball Brand and canning! LOVE it!
Have you heard of International Can-It-Forward Day? It’s the perfect time to jump into the world of canning, or learn a little more about the expertise. Can-It-Forward Day encourages gardeners & food enthusiasts across the country to celebrate what “Made From Here” means to them by fresh preserving their favorite local ingredients in peak season. And for the 5th year, Jarden Home Brands will host this year’s fifth annual Can-It-Forward Day, broadcast live online at FreshPreserving.com from 11AM – 4PM EST from the new state-of-the-art Jarden Home Brands headquarters in Fishers, Indiana. The webcast will have an integrated chat function where viewers can submit their home canning questions to be answered in real time from your canning experts, including awesome bloggers. New this year, there will also be an exciting celebrity mason jar auction unveiled during the webcast!
Looking for more?
Ready to try your hand at canning? Be sure to join the webcast for the 5th Can-It Forward Day on Saturday. August 1, 2015 from 11-4 pm EST for tips, tricks and all of your canning questions answered live! Then go ahead and make a delicious batch of homemade salsa, like this one. YUM!
Ready for a giveaway? Thanks to Ball Brand, 1 lucky reader will win a case of Ball Brand Jars of CHOICE (perfect for getting started on your canning journey)! Open to U.S. residents only. Ends 8/9. Here’s how to enter:
GIVEAWAY NOW OVER. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED
Have you ever tried canning? What would you love to can?
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