Certified salsa recipe for canning.

Asked August 19, 2018, 9:10 PM EDT

Can I adjust spices such as garlic powder and pepper flakes?

Lane County Oregon food safety home food preservation

1 Response

http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/PNW395/PNW395.pdf

Yes- the amounts of dried herbs and spices used to make a salsa more palatable or unique will not alter the safety of the final product.
I included a link to our Salsa recipes and instructions publication. The table on page 4 gives an overview of adjustments you can make in salsa recipes without changing acidity and the safety of the product.