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Basic Tomato Salsa
    • 6 cups chopped tomatoes(approximately 3 pounds tomatoes)
    • 2 cups chopped yellow onion(approximately 2 medium onions)
    • 1 cup chopped sweet red peppers(1 large peppers)
    • 1 3/4 cups cider vinegar(5% acidity)
    • 2 Tbsp lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp sea salt
    • 1/4 cup Sugar
    • 4 cloves garlicminced
    • 3 minced jalapenos(you can experiment with other hot peppers too! Be sure to wear gloves)
    • 1 cup cilantrochopped
    1. Before you start canning make sure you know your canning safety basics. Learn lots from Simply Canning about home canning safety.
    2. Prepare a boiling water bath and 4 regular-mouth pint/500ml jars. Place lids in a small saucepan, cover them with water and simmer over very low heat. Prepare jars and lids according to manufacturers instructions. Need a water bath canner? We bought this set* and it’s perfect for beginners! (*Amazon affiliate link).
    3. Combine all ingredients except the cilantro in a large pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. When that time has elapsed, stir in the chopped cilantro.
    4. Ladle hot salsa into prepared jars, leaving a 1/2 inch of headspace. Prepare the lids according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Wipe the rims, apply lids and rings and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.