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Zucchini Salsa

I received this recipe through a friend at a weight loss group. I make at least eight 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
    7 cups


  • 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


  • In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 35 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • JCV4
    Jun 12, 2017

    This made a lot of salsa! We had it on hot dogs and with tortilla chips. Great flavor!

  • 3LabHm
    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
    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
    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.gypsymal

  • kanga2joey
    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
    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.