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Mark's Salsa

Yield 2 1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups chopped sweet and/or hot peppers
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 cups pureed tomatoes
  • 1 (4-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar (Add more if needed)
  • 10 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 11 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add basil and remaining herbs. Remove from heat. Serve immediately or chill.

  3. (This recipe makes a 2 1/2-quart batch. You may want to half it.)