Pineapple habanero salsa

Enjoy Pineapple Habanero Salsa. It's sweet, spicy, and zesty. Great with chips, tacos, or meat. Make it as hot as you like!

1 cup pineapple, finely chopped, 2 tablespoons habanero, finely chopped, ¼ cup white onion, finely chopped, 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped, ½ teaspoon salt, Lemon juice (as required), Optional: jalapeno, basil leaves, parsley, or mint for variations


Chop habanero, pineapple, onion, and cilantro finely. Wear gloves while handling habanero as it's hot. Remove seeds for milder heat. In a mixing bowl, combine chopped pineapple, habanero, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt.



Toss the ingredients until well combined. Serve with chips or nachos, or as a side salad. For more intense heat, add jalapeno or habanero seeds. For an Italian-style flavor, substitute cilantro with basil leaves, parsley, or mint.



Store at room temperature for up to 2 hours. For parties, place the salsa bowl over ice cubes to prolong freshness. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 days, or freeze in ziplock bags for up to 2 months.



Serve with tortilla chips, grilled chicken, bread, vegetables, sandwiches, or tacos. Experiment with different herbs and flavors. Use a food processor to reduce processing time. Choose the right serving bowl to highlight the salsa's color and texture.



Fresh pineapples provide crunchy texture and zest. Control the heat by removing or adding habanero seeds. Substitute cilantro with other herbs for different flavors. Use a food processor for quicker preparation.

Enjoy with spicy tortilla chips for a fabulous punch. Pair with cedar grilled chicken or spicy garlic lime chicken. Spread on sandwiches or fill in fish or shrimp tacos. Serve as a side with spicy roasted vegetables or a roll of bread.

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