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Chunky Tomato Salsa

Our college-age daughter, two of her friends and a nephew ate a quart of this salsa with chips in one sitting. They loved it so much that they each took a quart home with them. So be sure to make lots! —Carol Carpenter, Jansen, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    4 cups

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups peeled chopped tomatoes (about 4 large)
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Baked tortilla chip scoops

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Stir in the tomato paste, vinegar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour, stirring frequently. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with chips.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 28 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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