This plum habanero salsa is a wonderful way to use up seasonal plums and juicy tomatoes! It is a little bit of sweet and spicy wrapped up into one delicious salsa! Top it on tacos, burgers, salads and pork chops!
This is a sponsored post by Ball® Fresh Preserving. All opinions and words are written by me.
If you like some heat in your life, yet a little bit of sweet I have you covered, friend! This summer salsa recipe has it all – made of roasted tomatoes, plums, tequila (optional), lime, and spices! Along with those robust flavors, get directions how you can preserve the recipe so it lasts for months on end.
Seasonal produce comes and goes and what I hate more than anything is wasting food. Especially good flavorful seasonal produce that can lasts longer without having to worry about it getting freezer burn to do so.
It happened just the other year. My sister-in-law called me up telling me her plum tree was growing like crazy and if I want to test any plum recipes, I better come pick her plum tree quickly. The plums grow fast and fall off the tree faster! Then what…
Plum pie, plum pudding, plum sauce… and a spicy habanero plum salsa! Or you get just so darn plumed out that some of fruit gets wasted. I had so much extra fruit that year that a bunch did get wasted and I felt horrible throwing away food. Now that I have gotten into canning, that will not be happening again!
The best part about making this salsa is that it is easy to can preserve so you can enjoy it throughout the year or give as gifts to your friends! Afterall, you just can not beat homemade food and gifts!
If you have never can preserved produce before I highly recommend it. It is so much simpler than one might think, and it will save you loads of money, especially with having fruit trees and a vegetable garden growing in abundance.
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Here is what comes in the kit: 4 half Pint jars, preserving rack, real fruit classic pectin, jar lifter, headspace/bubble remover tool, and jar funnel. It also includes step-by-step instructions and a coupon for 12-pack mason jars!
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This plum salsa recipe is a good one and makes a very large batch! It is subtly spicy, sweet, juicy, and tangy all into one enjoyable condiment!
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Plum Habanero Salsa
- 2 lbs tomatoes cored and halved
- 3 lbs firm-ripe plums pitted and diced
- 1 medium red onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons Tequila (optional)
- 1/3 cup bottled lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons coriander seeds, toasted and crushed (or 1 teaspoon coriander powder)
- 2-3 Habaneros minced
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Halve tomatoes and place on a baking sheet cut side down. Roast 20 minutes then turn tomatoes over and roast an additional 10 minutes. Let cool then roughly chop.
- Prepare boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready to use, do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set aside with bands.
- Combine tomatoes with remaining ingredients in a stainless steel pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer, cook stirring frequently until plums soften and salsa thickens, about 20 minutes.
- Ladle hot salsa into a hot jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
- Process jars 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat, remove lid, let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.