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Garden Salsa Jam

Makes: 56 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoons each Yield: 7 half-pint containers
Prep 30 mins Stand 10 mins
Garden Salsa Jam
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4  cups  peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4  cup  nopalitos* (canned marinated tender cactus), rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 1/2  cup  chopped onion
  • 1/2  cup  finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2  cup  tomato sauce
  • 1/3  cup  chopped pickled jalapeno chile peppers
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded lime peel
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 4 1/2  cups  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 3/4  cup  water
  • 1 1 3/4 ounce package  regular powdered fruit pectin
Directions

1. In a very large bowl stir together tomatoes, nopalitos, onion, cilantro, tomato sauce, jalapenos, lime peel, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, sugar, and salt. Let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. In a small saucepan stir together the water and pectin. Bring to a full roiling boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over vegetables. Stir for 5 minutes.

3. Spoon jam into half-pint freezer containers, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw before serving. Serve with crackers and cheese.

From the Test Kitchen*
  • Find marinated cactus in the Mexican food section of grocery or specialty food stores.
Nutrition Facts (Garden Salsa Jam)
  • Servings Per Recipe 56,
  • cal. (kcal) 66,
  • Fat, total (g) 0,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 0,
  • carb. (g) 17,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • sugar (g) 17,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • vit. A (IU) 97,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 0,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 0,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 64,
  • Potassium (mg) 28,
  • calcium (mg) 0,
  • iron (mg) 0,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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