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Tomato Raspberry Salsa

Tomato Raspberry SalsaDon't let the unusual flavor combination discourage you from making this uniquely delicious berry salsa. Its sweet, yet spicy flavor turns ordinary roast pork loin, grilled chicken, or grilled fish into an exceptional meal.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 pounds firm ripe tomatoes
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup red bell pepper
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
4 cups raspberries
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener

Cooking Directions:

  1. Fill a Dutch oven 3/4 full with water; bring to a boil. Immerse tomatoes for 20 seconds or until skins easily peel away; remove with slotted spoon and plunge into ice water. Slip skin off tomatoes; core each tomato with a paring knife, removing the stem end and white center. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise; squeeze out and discard seeds. Cut tomatoes in chunks; place in a food processor in batches and process until finely chopped. (There will be about 3 cups of tomato pulp.)
  2. Wash 3 (1/2 pint) jars and lids in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Fill boiling-water canner half full with water; add jars and water to cover. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat and simmer. Place lids in water to cover in a small saucepan; bring water to a simmer. Simmer until ready to use. Remove and drain jars and lids, one at a time, as needed for filling.
  3. Combine tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in raspberries; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, lime juice, vinegar, and salt; cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute, or until Splenda® Granulated Sweetener dissolves. LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4-inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on rack in canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil.
  4. Process 15 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing center of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.) Store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year. Once opened, store refrigerated and use within 2 weeks.

Makes 48 (1 tablespoon) servings. Yield 3 (1/2 pint) jars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 tablespoon): Calories 15 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 40mg | Carbohydrates 3g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 2g | Protein 0g.

Recipe and photograph are courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.