This spicy pineapple habanero salsa is an amazingly versatile recipe and a spicy twist on classic pineapple salad. Packed with vegetables and loaded with bright tropical flavors.
Each bite is deeply satisfying and engages every taste buds in the tongue. This spicy salsa sour, sweet, spicy, and endorses the deliciousness. You will love its richness even if you are not chips and salsa person.
This quick dip to prepare effortlessly, and easy to personalize to suit your heat level. Best to serve with chips, nachos, tacos, grilled or barbequed meat.
What’s good about Pineapple habanero salsa?
Easy. One of the delectable recipes with habanero peppers that super simple to make.
Versatile. Transform this salsa into different forms. Spoon over generously as a topping for a burger, toss them in ravioli, make nachos, with fish tacos, toss with scrambled eggs, and more.
Family-friendly. Habanero is the hot pepper, however, it’s easy to control the heat by removing the seeds. Makes it everyone loves this crunchy pineapple and habanero salsa.
Salad or dip. Serve them as a dip with chips or as a side salad. Both these options are delicious in their own way.
Pineapple. Fresh pineapples work well for this recipe, because of its crunchy texture and zest.
Onion. I prefer white onion or yellow onion, as they have a mild sweetness that bridges the pineapple's natural taste.
Cilantro. Enhances the hot pineapple salsa, plus gives a contrast look when served. This fresh herb is highly recommended for the wonderful flavors.
Lemon juice. The modest amount that gels up excellently with other co-ingredients, and adds a perfect zing to pineapple habanero salsa.
Habenero. Added for the heat and the aroma. The seeds are really hot and decide the heat of the salsa. Add just the skin for mild heat.
How to make it?
Chop habanero. Habenero peppers are hot, really proceed with caution. Wear gloves if you not familiar with the peppers before. Make a note that seeds are the hottest here.
Slice the habanero into two, using a spoon or melon corer, scoop out the seeds, and the rib. Reserve the seeds, and you may add it later. And cut them finely.
Chop pineapple. Remove the hard skin of the pineapple(you may refer to this pineapple cutting technique, to learn without wasting). And cut them finely.
Chop onion and cilantro. Cut these to match the size of the chopped pineapple.
Combine. In mixing bowl, add chopped pineapple, habanero, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Toss them until all the ingredients combined well with each other.
Serve. Serve pineapple habanero salsa along with chips or nachos. Or serve them as a side salad.
What to serve with?
Tortilla Chips. Unbeatable combo with the pineapple habanero salsa. Scoop generously over for fabulous punch. The crunchy chips like this spicy tortilla chips and the cool salsa is a worthy experience to try.
Bread. Thinking of making a wholesome dinner, serve with a roll of bread and protein of your choice.
Vegetables. Serve pineapple habanero salsa along as a side with veggie dishes like spicy roasted vegetables.
Sandwiches. Nicely spices up the sandwich spread a decent amount of salsa as a top layer, and enjoy every bite.
Tacos. Fill the fish or shrimp taco with the salsa, and feel the heaven.
How to store?
Kitchen counter. It stays good upto 2 hours at room temperature.
For a party. To prolong the storing time when preparing for a party. Store the salsa bowl over a blanket of ice cubes. This increases the shelf storing time and keeps the textures well.
Refrigerate. Refrigerate in an airtight container to use within 2 days.
The tools to make the dish easy
Measuring spoons and cups. A must-have tool in any kitchen and perfect tasting pineapple habanero salsa is achieved every time we make.
Food processor. This reduces the work involved by 50%. You may pulse until the fruit becomes tiny chunks or you may crush it further and serve in a semi-liquid form.
Chef's knife. One of the right investment that anyone can make in the kitchen.
Serving bowl. Choose the right bowl, that highlights the salsa's color and texture.
You may also add jalapeno along with habanero for more intense heat. Chop them to the size of pineapple in here, to look more uniform.
Yes, some of you might not comfortable with this aroma, you can substitute with basil leaves for an Italian-style flavored pineapple habanero salsa. Other rich herbs like parsley or mint are also recommended. Since these herbs have a strong flavor, make sure you add half the quantity of cilantro in this recipe.
Using the food processor is recommended as it reduces the processing time by half. You may add all the ingredients together and pulse the machine until it reaches the desired consistency.
Corn, regular, cassava flour, scoop, bite-size, anything, and everything is wonderful. As long as they hold the shape, it’s perfect to dig in.
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Printable recipe card
Pineapple habanero salsa
- 1 cup pineapple finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon habanero finely chopped
- ¼ cup white onion finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon cilantro finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- In a mixing bowl, add finely chopped pineapple, habanero, white onion, cilantro, and salt.
- Combine gently until all the ingredients combined well.
- Serve with chips or grilled meat.