We think of salsa as a classic tomatoes, pepper, onion mix that we put on chips, and it’s used for a lot of things and you can make it out of just about anything; you could make it fresh.
You can also can it if you have a safe approved recipe that comes from OSU extension or from the USDA; you have the frozen kind. You can take any recipe that you like and make it look fresh and then freeze it. They’re great on burritos and tacos.
There are the classic ingredients that you’d find in a salsa with your tomatoes, peppers and onions, but you can also put carrots, zucchini, cilantro, mangoes, heirloom tomatoes can go in there just as well, and they all make wonderful eating salsas.
Contact OSU extension if you want to find out more about the different kinds of salsas that are available.
For more information, consult the OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines:
Jackson County: 541-776-7371
Josephine County: 541-476-6613
Klamath County: 541-883-7131
Curry County: 541-247-6672