Party salsa has such great flavors. The first time I tried a salsa with cucumber in it I was shocked by how good it was. This has so many great vegetables in it that it is almost more of a salad than a salsa. That being said, it tastes great with tortilla chips. It is such a light salsa and has so many different colors it is truly beautiful to have sitting on your shelf.
This recipe makes 6 pints of Party Salsa.
Ingredients to Make Party Salsa:
7 cups peeled, seeded, diced Tomatoes (If you have questions about how to blanch tomatoes, take a look at our blanching tomatoes video.)
2 cups peeled, seeded, diced Cucumbers
2 cups diced Sweet Peppers
1 diced Onions
1 cup seeded, diced Anaheim Peppers
1/4 cup chopped Cilantro
3 tbsp minced Garlic
1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp Lime Juice
1 tbsp Basil
1 tsp Salt
Cooking the Party Salsa:
Place all ingredients into a large pot and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
While your salsa is simmering on the stove it is time to prepare your canning equipment.
Place your pint jars in the oven to heat at 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place a small saucepan on the stove on simmer and insert your lids to soften the seals.
Fill your water bath canner half full with water and place it on the stove on low to begin heating. Do not let it get too hot, just warm it up.
Gather your ladle, jar lifter, lid lifter, chopsticks, clean cloth, and any other needed supplies for canning.
Filling and Processing Jars of Party Salsa:
Fill the jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
Use a chopstick to remove any air bubbles.
If you spilled on the edge or rim of the jar, use a clean cloth to wipe the rim clean.
Place the lid on top of the jar and add the ring. Tighten the ring to fingertip tight.
Once your jars have completed processing, use the jar lifter to remove them from the boiling water bath canner. Space the jars about an inch apart on the counter for 24 hours to cool and completely seal.
If your jar did not seal, then place it in the refrigerator and use it immediately.
Store the sealed jars in your pantry to enjoy for the next 1-3 years. After three years the nutritional value of canned food diminishes. The quality is best during the first year.