Question: Does fresh salsa freeze well?

October 22, 2010


Curt's picture

Are you talking about Pico de Gallo, which is not cooked...tomatoes, onions, jalapenos & cilanto? Or are you talking about traditional Mexican salsa that is cooked? Pico de Gallo, if frozen, will be a bit more watery and the tomatoes and onions won't be so crisp...the cilantro may turn black. Cooked salsa will freeze well.

Chris Paulk's picture

Fresh salsa won't freeze well. Instead of wasting it- lightly blend it in a blender and you have a few options.
1. add mayo or vinegar & oil for a spicy salad dressing.
2. Heat some oil in a frying pan- and pour the blended salsa in the the frying pan all at once. This will pan roast the mixture. Fry it for a few minutes until it's bubbly and the color changes slightly. Cool and freeze. You can use this as a roasted tomato salsa, enchilada sauce base, or spicy soup base.