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My green tomatoes are ripening indoors very quickly and I needed a recipe to preserve some of this wonderful harvest. I like to use this salsa as a base and later add finely chopped cucumber, more fresh diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lemon and maybe even some chopped mango just before serving. Note: feel free to use Hungarian paprika to this recipe if you prefer a smoky flavor to your salsa.

Garden Salsa

4-1/2 lbs ripe tomatoes, peeled and diced

3 onions, diced

3 fresh chilis, finely chopped

1 green pepper, diced

juice of 2 limes

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1-1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1 teaspoon honey (or natural sweetener of your choice)

1-1/2 teaspoon paprika

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring often. Boil gently until thickened, for about 30 minutes to one hour. Pour into hot sterilized jars to within 1/4 inch from the top. Seal. You can also freeze in containers if you wish. Enjoy!