This is quite possibly the best salsa ever. My brother and I would request a jar of it, every time from my Aunt. At my bridal shower, my aunt finally gave me the recipe and I was so happy. I made a batch of it today, and it tasted like I remembered it, way back when I was a kid.
Most of the time when I make salsa, I was trying to just throw together my version of it and not really going by a recipe. Half of the time, I would not be happy with the results. Maybe it was because, I didn’t use enough salt or not enough spices? Who knows?! Now, I don’t need to try coming up with my own salsa recipe anymore. This is the only one I need. I did get a lot of other recipes at my bridal shower, that I will be trying and they will be making an appearance on my blog soon.
I halved this recipe because I only had enough tomatoes from my garden, which was about 4 pounds. If you’re wondering 2-3 pounds of tomatoes is about 1 quart. I used my food scale to figure out how much I needed. Still waiting for all the rest of my tomatoes to turn red.
P.S. I don’t know why it’s called Zenith Salsa.
Ingredients from my Aunt Carol
4 quarts of tomatoes
2 green bell peppers
5 jalapeno peppers
3 1/2 cups of chopped yellow onion
2 tablespoons of cumin
3-4 tablespoons of garlic powder
1/4 cup of canning salt (I used kosher)
Peel the skin off the tomatoes after they’ve boiled in water for a minute. The skin will come off very easily. Chop all the ingredients and mix them in a large pot. Cook on low for 1-2 hours. It will thicken, the longer it cooks.