Zucchini Salsa Recipe
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Zucchini Salsa Recipe

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I received this recipe through a friend at a weight loss group. I make at least 8 batches of the salsa every year. It's truly a hit with family and friends! —Cheryl Jacobsen, Warburg, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 5 cups shredded zucchini (about 5 medium)
  • 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground cumin, nutmeg and turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 35 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve with your favorite snack chips or grilled meats.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled salsa in freezer containers. To use, thaw completely in refrigerator.
    Yield: 7 cups.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Zucchini Salsa in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p35

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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3LabHm 232410
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2015

"This is a great salsa! It has a sweet sour flavor which works great for chips hot dogs, and any recipe that requires salsa. I canned my salsa as I do not have freezer space and it canned beautifully!"

ConnieK 114084
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This is great on gilled hot dogs. Has a great flavor but more like a relish than a salsa (okay with me!). Can't wait to try it on some sausages. Awesome way to use up extra zucchini from the garden. It does make a lot so I froze it and now will have for many things in the future. Will definitely keep this near the top of my "go to" list."

gypsymal 114083
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2009

"This is a most delicious salsa. My family and friends love it. I plan to make lots more in the future. Was excellent as a side dish, dip and on hot dogs.


kanga2joey 106787
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2008

"This was so easy... My family loved it. I am planning to make more, the only problem it makes so much my family can't eat it all. Thought I would try canning or freezing so we can have some all winter long."

getto140 105300
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2008

"This was very easy to make. I didn't use hot peppers (don't like hot salsa) and I found it to be a little too sweet for my taste. I might try it again with different types of tomatoes (I used Big Boys). I also only tried it with tortilla chips as a dip. I plan to try it on a hotdog tonight, so maybe my rating will go way up after that."

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