I have tried several different recipes for salsa and this is the one my family and friends like the best. I have given it to a lot of people who all loved it!

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a six-quart pot of boiling water, blanch tomatoes, drain and cool under cold water. Peel and coarsely chop. Return chopped tomatoes to pot, bring to boil and reduce heat. Skim juice from top of tomatoes and reserve, if you'd like, for another use. Do not overcook and allow tomatoes to remain chunky.

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  • In two quarts of boiling salted water, add chopped bell peppers, celery, jalapenos, garlic, green chilies and cook until all ingredients are tender. Drain and add vegetables to tomatoes.

  • Add salt, oregano, black pepper and cilantro. Simmer gently for 15 minutes.

  • Hot pack the salsa in clean pint jars. Follow manufactures suggestions on preparing the lids and jars for proper sealing.

Nutrition Facts

20 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 554 mg sodium. 4.5 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I liked this recipe but as almost everyone who tried it mentioned there is too much celery....and it takes away from the salsa. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
If you love celery you with love it. If you hate celery you will hate it. Ground pepper and celery over power Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I liked this recipe but as almost everyone who tried it mentioned there is too much celery....and it takes away from the salsa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
I liked this recipe but as almost everyone who tried it mentioned there is too much celery....and it takes away from the salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I have tried so many different salsa recipes and have been disappointed. When I found this one I was skeptical but it is a WONDERFUL recipe. My husband likes HOT HOT HOT salsa but I prefer it just a little spicy. After evrything is together I finely chop 3-4 hobinero (spelling?) peppers for him. It burns my nose just smelling them but he loves it! Personally I think he is little crazy!! Thanks for the great recipe! Nikkole Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
If you love celery you with love it. If you hate celery you will hate it. Ground pepper and celery over power Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Other than cutting down the celery by half and reducing some of the spices to make this a "mild" salsa - the result was good (according to my boyfriend and daughter). I'm only so-so on this salsa recipe but I also shared a jar with my extended family and they claimed to have liked it alot too. However it is MY opinion that it is too time consuming for the taste it produces. But if you like chunky salsa's and are willing to spend some time I'd say give it a whirl. Its not that I found this recipe "bad" - its just not my favorite. But then again - my opinion seems to be the minority (BUT THEY DIDN'T COOK IT EITHER - that's easy for them to say!:)) Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/03/2006
It took a lot of time too much celery and what's with the oregano. It turned the salsa totally brown and looked as if meat was in it. My family thought it was chili on the stove. Don't bother with this one... move on. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Great recipe. Loved the chunkiness and the spicy flavor. Too much celery. Cook the vegatables with the tomatoes for better flavor and more nutritous. Did not make 12 pints. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This was good but it takes a lot of time and the seasonings were a little off to my taste. I adjusted and it had a very fresh taste but it was quite time consuming. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Excellent salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is soooooo good! Read More
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