Canning and preserving: Chili sauces and salsa recipes
Recipes by The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Find over 20 salsa recipes from classic tomato to minty melon salsa, plus a handful of classic chili sauces.
- Fish Tacos With Mango-Avocado Salsa
- Blue Cheese and Walnut Mushrooms
- Steak Tacos With Pebre Salsa
- Lemongrass Chicken Tacos
- Lemony Penne With Chicken and Artichokes
- Orange-Glazed Pork Chops With Hazelnut Green Beans
- Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry
- Farfalle With Prosciutto and Olives
- Shrimp With Edamame Succotash
- Linguine With Tuna and Mushrooms
Homemade chili sauces and fresh, peppy salsas take a meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether you're a locavore preserving this year's crop or renewing an annual preserving tradition, you'll find what you need in this expansive list of Tested-Till-Perfect chili sauces and salsa recipes from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen.
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Chili Fruit Sauce
Late-summer fruit, such as pears and plums, give a mild sweetness to this chili. Ripe, in-season field tomatoes are the best choice.
English Brown Pickle
Commercially available as Branston Pickle, this is a favourite sweet-and-sour condiment in Britain, especially on bread with Cheddar or blue cheese. I...
Three-Pepper Chili Sauce
Thick and chunky, this tangy sauce is versatile enough to go from a burger to a baked potato.
Tomato Pear Ketchup
Savoury-sweet with a little kick of heat, this chunky ketchup makes an ideal mate for tourtiere – vegetarian or otherwise.
Smoky and with a zing of heat, this big-batch salsa brightens up any kind of dish all year round.
Smoky Vegetable Salsa
Broiling the vegetables gives this fresh salsa a subtle smoky flavour. Turn them often to ensure they are equally blackened and to prevent flare-ups f...
Put up a whole season's supply of this favourite salsa – a much-requested recipe every season.
Sassy Sweet Salsa
Nicely balanced with fruit and vegetables, this chunky colourful condiment goes well with any main course. If you want to increase the heat, add 1 hot...
Zucchini Tomato Salsa
Cut zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices; brush with oil. Transfer to greased grill over medium-high heat; cook for ab...
Minty Melon Salsa
Minty Melon Salsa is a natural partner for leg of lamb or lamb chops.
Tex-Mex Tomato Salsa
Tex-Mex Tomato Salsa pairs nicely with quesadillas or grilled pork tenderloin.
Mango Tango Salsa
Mango Tango Salsa is divine with seared fillet of salmon.
Apple Cran-Curry Salsa
Apple Cran-Curry Salsa is eminently suitable for (what else?) thickly cut grilled turkey cutlets.
Snappy Strawberry Salsa
This slasa makes a lovely accompaniment for grilled chicken.
Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Replace the ham's cranberry sauce with this salsa. There's enough for 15 servings and it's easy to double.
Grilled Fresh Peach Salsa
Peaches grilled on the barbecue have the most intense flavour because the heat caramelizes their natural sugars. Serve with grilled chicken and corn o...
Tomato Corn Salsa
Fresh Tomato Salsa
Bursting with freshness and vibrant flavour, this salsa adds moisture to ...
Pico de Gallo
This favourite Mexican salsa is a topping for tacos, salads and nachos. Use diced seeded plum tomatoes, if desired.