Confession: The jar of salsa pictured above was inhaled in about five minutes post photo shoot – chips and all. DIY projects (especially the eatin’ kind!) do have their perks!
This homemade salsa is a scrumptious DIY wedding favor. You can make it when tomatoes are in season, and freeze it until your wedding day. Enlist your mom, your sister, your BFFs (make some extra to reward them for their efforts!)
Ingredients: (Fills twelve 8 oz. wide mouth Mason jars)
Wash your tomatoes.
Place tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for two minutes.
Chop tomato in half. (Cut it down the middle as shown in photo below.)
Chop sweet peppers.
Seed hot peppers and chop them. Mince garlic.
Add oil to pan. Heat. Once the pan is hot, add onions and garlic.
Cook, stirring often, until onions are soft. Stir in tomato paste.
Add tomatoes, peppers, lime juice, paprika, sugar, salt and cayenne.
Bring to boil and lower heat until it gently boils.
Cook uncovered stirring occasionally until thickened. This will take about 30 minutes.
Store covered in the fridge for one week, or freeze. Place inside small mason jars and give as wedding favors.