Michelle’s Classic Salsa

Michelle Says: Use real apple cider vinegar – the flavored stuff is not the same.  Make sure to have plenty of tortilla chips on hand, as the salsa is even better fresh than canned!  Wear rubber gloves when handling the peppers.

Michelle's Classic Salsa
Recipe type: Condiment
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  • 12 c. tomatoes
  • 6 c. onions
  • 2-10 jalapeno peppers (to taste)
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 c. green bell peppers
  • 3 tbsp non-iodized salt
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 c. apple cider vinegar
  1. Chop each ingredient with a food processor, being careful not to chop too finely or chop by hand. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Test for degree of "hotness" by adding chopped jalapenos one at a time.
  3. Pack in hot, clean canning jars; seal & water bathe can for 25 minutes for pints & 30 minutes for quarts.

Photo Courtesy of Cowgirl Jules on Flickr


Zucchini Relish

Michelle Says: This is better than pickle relish!

Zucchini Relish
Recipe type: Condiments
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  • 10 c. small-medi zucchini
  • 4 c. onions
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 2½ c. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. Grind or chop finely the zucchini, onions, red & green peppers. Add salt.
  2. Let stand in a covered bowl overnight. After letting stand, drain & rinse in cold water. Drain again.
  3. Add remainder of ingredients. Cook 30 minutes until hot & lightly bubbling, stirring often.
  4. To seal in jars, place mixture into scalding pint jars. Close with hot seals & place, upside down, on a clean town until cool.


Photo Credit: Katrin Gilger | Flickr

Raw Vegetable Curry Dip

Submitted by Happy13


1 c. mayonnaise 2 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp grated onion 2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tbsp vinegar (balsamic, apple cider, or rice)


  1. 5.19.07 Baby Shower Veggie Platter by Nodame on FlickrMix together until smooth & sugar is dissolved.
  2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. 
  3. Serve with a raw veggie platter.