30 Minute Garden Fresh Salsa!

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From Garden to Table in 30 minutes!

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Have a LOT of tomatoes, but only a little bit of time? Then this is the perfect recipe for you! Over the past few weeks I have been so busy that my homemade salsa to-do keeps getting put on the back burner. Now I’m headed out of town soon, and I know that if I let the tomatoes in my garden go much longer, it’ll be too late.


So, I am making my first batch of salsa this year with Mrs. Wages Salsa mix. One thing I love about using this is all of the ingredients are dehydrated…so while I may be cutting corners, I am still able to make a healthy and tasty salsa with the garden tomatoes that I have…in abundance!! This is also an easy salsa to make if it’s your first time with freezing or canning. (I made a double batch, so please keep in mind that everything pictured is twice as much.)

Here’s what you’ll need to get your salsa going:


Step 1:
Fill up a large pot with water and bring to a boil. While this is heating up inspect the tomatoes for bugs & bruises. Cut away any bad part of the tomato and wash thoroughly.

Step 2:
Dip tomatoes into boiling water for 3 minutes, then remove and place in a large bowl of cold water. This helps to loosen the skin of the tomato so you can peel it easier.

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Step 3:
Peel, cut out core, and dice tomatoes. Then combine the vinegar, salsa mix and tomatoes in large pot and bring to boil. Before I began dicing the tomatoes I measured out the vinegar and poured in the salsa mix, then turned the stove on low to heat the tomatoes as I chopped so it wouldn’t take as long once I was finished.

Step 4:
Once the salsa reaches a boiling point, stir again, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. While the salsa is simmering you can clean and prepare the containers you want to use for storing the salsa. Since I am short on time, I am freezing any salsa that I know I will not be able to use up within a week. I chose to use freezer/canning jars since I already had them on hand.

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Step 5:
Using a ladle, scoop  salsa into container and let cool. Once they are cooled off store in freezer or fridge. *If you are choosing to store the salsa through canning, continue by processing the jars of salsa in a 40 minute water bath.

There you have it! Quick and easy Garden Fresh Salsa! You can also serve it right away, but it will be a little but runny. (It’s best to allow it to sit for 24 hours.) My kids and hubby tried it out a few hours later with tortilla chips and loved it!

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30 Minute Garden Fresh Salsa!

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 25-45 mins
Yield: 9 ~ 16 oz jars | Serves: 32 servings per jar


  • 6lbs of tomatoes (approximately 18 medium)
  • 1/2 cup of white distilled or apple cider vinegar (I prefer using apple cider)
  • Mrs. Wages Salsa mix


    Ingredients: Tomato
    Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Summer
    Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Mexican, Vegetables

    Comments & Reviews

    • Mrs. Wages salsa mix is the best! I have been making salsa with it for several summers now. Friends and family members love the salsa. I never could get the seasoning just right before using Mrs. Wages.

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