Freezer Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red or green pepper
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups)
  • 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, sauté the onion, celery, peppers and garlic in oil for 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Spoon into freezer containers.
  6. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.
  7. Stir before serving.

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