Fiesta Salsa

Fiesta Salsa

Fiesta Salsa

Preserving Method: Water-Bath-Canning

Makes 2 (16 oz) pint jars 

Whether you want to make a couple of jars or a lot, Ball® Fiesta Salsa Mix makes it easy. Turn your tomatoes into a fresh fiesta of flavor.

You will need

  • 2 lbs fresh tomatoes (about 6 medium) to yield 4 1/2 cups finely diced 
  • 3 Tbsp white vinegar (5% acidity) 
  • 1/4 cup Ball® Fiesta Salsa Mix 


Don't have fresh tomatoes? Use 3 cans (14.5 oz each) petite diced tomatoes. 


Prepare Fiesta Salsa 

  1. COMBINE tomatoes, vinegar, and Ball® Fiesta Salsa Mix in large sauce pan. 
  2. HEAT to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. 
  3. PACK based on ENJOY NOW or FRESH PRESERVE Steps below. 

Enjoy Now (Refrigerate up to 3 weeks)  

  1. COOL to room temperature, about 30 minutes. 
  2. LADLE salsa into jars. Serve immediately or refrigerate. 


Fresh Preserve (Store up to 1 year)  

  1. PREPARE canner, jars, and lids according to manufacturer's instructions. 
  2. LADLE hot salsa into hot jars leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars. Apply bands and adjust to fingertip tight. 
  3. PROCESS in boiling water canner for 35 minutes, adjusting for altitude. *  


*Increase processing time: 5 minutes for 1,001 to 3,000 ft;  

  • 10 minutes for 3,001 to 6,000 ft;  
  • 15 minutes for 6,001 to 8,000 ft;  
  • 20 minutes for 8,001 to 10,000 ft.