Recipes from the Roulant: Mild Salsa

Basket, Food, Food Preservation, Market

Have you seen our huge tomato and garlic sale? It’s that time of the year again to start preserving and canning your extra produce. Why not try this delicious mild salsa by Ricardo Cuisine that will last you all year?

Make sure to fill out this form to receive your garlic and/or this form to receive your tomatoes! The pick-up location is on Thursdays at the Farmer’s market between 4:00pm and 7:00pm, at our office on 111 Roy East.

Mild Salsa

Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Other 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 9 500 ml jars
Author Ricardo Cuisine


  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 4 1/2 lb ripe tomatoes coarsely chopped
  • 1 can tomatillos drained and quartered
  • 1 spanish onion chopped
  • 4 coloured bell peppers seeded and finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and finelly diced
  • 6 tbsp jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp coarse pickling salt
  • 1 tbsp chipotle sauce
  • 1 tbsp mild paprika


  1. Prepare the jars and lids in boiling water.

  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tbsp (30 ml) of the lime juice. Set aside.

  3. In a large pot, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium heat for 25 minutes, stirring a few times. Add the cornstarch mixture and continue cooking for 2 minutes or until the mixture thickens slightly. Adjust the seasoning.

  4. Spoon the salsa into the hot jars, leaving 1 inch (2.5 cm) of space at the top. Remove air bubbles with a non-metallic utensil and wipe the rim of the jar with a clean cloth.

  5. Centre the lids (discs) on the jars and screw the rings down until the point of resistance, then tighten another eighth-turn, without forcing.

  6. Place the jars upright on the canning rack in the pot of hot water. Make sure the jars are covered by at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water. Cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Process for 15 minutes from the moment the water starts to boil.

  7. Remove the jars from the water.

Recipe Notes

Canned tomatillos can be found in the Mexican products section in some grocery stores. You can also find fresh tomatillos in some public markets when they’re in season, from August to October. You will need 2 cups, coarsely chopped like the tomatoes.


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