Canning this recipe

Asked October 8, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

I found this on another extension website and would like to safely can it. Can you help me figure out the right way to do it, safely? http://fh.ext.wvu.edu/recipes/dressings-sauces/strawberry-mango-salsa Thank you, Jackie Parker

Union County Oregon

1 Response

This is an interesting recipe and I am not sure you will like it canned. I would have to guess the processing time which is not a good idea. Just looking at it, it probably has enough acid with all the juices and vinegar added. You would have to cook it for a least 5 minutes and then process it in a boiling water bath for at least 15 minutes and I would suspect you would have a rather mushy end product.

There is a great mango Salsa recipe that has been tested for canning on the National Center for Food Preservation you might like to try. http://nchfp.uga.edu/. You will find salsa instructions under canning, They have a variety of safe recipes that have been tested for canning.

You could safely freeze the salsa you are asking about and not have to worry about safety.

Thanks for using Ask and Expert.

Nellie Oehler