how to can salsa in instant pot

how to can salsa in instant pot

How to Can Salsa in an Instant Pot

Canned salsa is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite spiced-up condiment all year round. Making salsa at home is easy and with an Instant Pot, the process can be made even easier. Here are the steps you need to follow to can salsa in an Instant Pot:


  • 6 cups of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ½ cup of cilantro, chopped


  • Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapeño peppers, lime juice, sugar, cumin, salt, and pepper to the Instant Pot. Stir to combine.
  • Close the lid and make sure the valve is in the sealing position. Select the “Manual” setting and adjust the time to four minutes.
  • Once the timer is up, carefully release the pressure using the “natural release” method.
  • Vent steam until pin drops. Open lid and stir in cilantro.
  • Ladle hot salsa into prepared canning jars, leaving a ½-inch headspace. Wipe the rims before adding lids and screw bands.
  • Place a canning rack (which came with the Instant Pot) into the bottom of the pot. Carefully lower filled canning jars into the pot using a jar lifter.
  • Secure the canning lid onto the Instant Pot and set the valve to the sealing position. Select the “Manual” setting and set the time to 20 minutes.
  • When the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Carefully remove the jars using the jar lifter and test to make sure the jars are sealed. Label the jars with the date.

And there you have it – your own homemade canned salsa! Now you can enjoy delicious salsa all year round. Bon appetite!