Mango Pineapple Habanero Salsa is a delicious and unique recipe that combines the sweetness of ripe mangoes and juicy pineapples with the spicy kick of habanero peppers. This salsa is perfect for those who love bold and exotic flavors, and it's a great way to add some excitement to your meals.
Salsa Lovers! Where Are You?
Mango Pineapple Habanero Salsa is a must-try recipe for anyone who loves the taste of sweet and spicy in their food.
Why You Will Love Mango Pineapple Habanero Salsa
Refreshing: The texture of the Pineapple Mango Habanero Salsa is chunky and refreshing, with a bright and colorful appearance that will make your taste buds dance with joy.
Tropical flavors: This salsa combines a perfect mix of sweet and spicy flavors. The sweetness of the fresh ripe fruits is balanced perfectly with the heat of the habanero peppers, creating a perfect harmony of tropical flavors in every bite.
Versatile: This pineapple mango salsa is versatile and can be used as a dip or a topping for your favorite dishes, such as grilled meats, seafood, or fish tacos.
A Wow Worthy Salsa
To make the best mango habanero salsa, you will need the following ingredients:
Mango: Use ripe, juicy mango to make this homemade mango habanero salsa. You need to peel it and dice it into cubes.
Pineapple: Diced fresh pineapple will add a juicy sweet flavor to this habanero mango salsa. Use ripe juicy pineapple.
Habanero pepper: Use fresh habanero peppers that are crisp and not soft with seeds removed and finely minced.
Onion: Finely dice a red onion to add a mild, slightly sweet flavor to your salsa.
Cilantro: Finely chopped fresh cilantro will add an authentic deep flavor to pineapple mango salsa.
Lime juice: Squeeze a lime so its fresh juice provides a kick of tangy flavor to the salsa dressing.
Honey: It balances the sourness of lime juice and gives texture to the salsa dressing.
Salt: Add it according to taste.
See the recipe card for quantities.
A Delicious Fruit Combination
First, combine the diced mango, pineapple, habanero pepper, red onion, and cilantro in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
Then, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and honey until well combined. This will serve as the dressing for the salsa.
After that, pour the lime juice and honey dressing over the mango and pineapple mixture. Gently toss the ingredients together until they are evenly coated.
Now, season the salsa with salt to taste. Start with a small amount and gradually add more if needed, tasting as you go.
Once the flavors are well combined, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the salsa for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Finally, remove the salsa from the refrigerator and give it a quick stir before serving.
Enrich Your Meal Flavor
Substitutions and Add-Ins
Mango: Use frozen mango to make this salsa if you don’t have fresh mango on hand.
Pineapple: If you don’t have fresh pineapple, substitute it with canned pineapple.
Lime juice: In place of lime juice, you can use lemon juice, orange juice, or apple cider vinegar.
Onion: Red onions can be substituted with finely chopped green onions, white onions, yellow onions, or shallots.
Cilantro: You can use fresh parsley or basil in place of fresh cilantro.
Vegetables: For brighter-colored salsa, add other vegetables you like red bell pepper, green bell peppers, bold tomatoes, avocado, etc.
A Worth Trying Salsa
A large bowl of habanero pineapple mango salsa is perfect on game days and barbecue gatherings. It can be enjoyed as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topping for many delicious recipes such as grilled meats, tacos, fish, and other recipes.
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A Beloved Spicy Juicy Bite
Tip for Best Results
Habanero peppers can be very spicy, so adjust the amount according to your personal preference.
If you prefer milder salsa, substitute the spicy habanero peppers with a milder variety, such as jalapeno or serrano peppers.
Wear gloves to protect your skin when chopping spicy habaneros, because these peppers are 10 times hotter than jalapeño peppers on the Scoville scale.
To create a smooth habanero mango salsa instead of a chunkier salsa, use a food processor or blender to blend the ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best way is to feel the mango with your fingers. When it is gently squeezed, the ripe mango gives a slight pressure. If it’s hard, then it’s not ripe yet.
In addition to being dairy-free and sugar-free, this recipe is also a gluten-free salsa.
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Making ahead: Mango Pineapple Habanero Salsa should be made for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
If you want to prepare the habanero salsa recipe one day before serving, you have to store the salsa dressing in a mason jar separately from the chopped fresh ingredients of the salsa. When you're ready to serve, give the dressing a good shake and drizzle it on the salsa ingredients, then mix until well combined before 1 hour of serving.
Refrigerator: The pineapple mango habanero salsa should not be kept outside at room temperature for more than two hours. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
Freezer: You can freeze mango pineapple salsa covered with plastic wrap or in a sealed container for up to one month. When you are ready to serve, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before serving. However, you have to take into consideration that the texture and taste will change.
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Mango Pineapple Habanero Salsa
- 1 ripe mango peeled and diced
- 1 cup pineapple diced
- 1 habanero pepper seeds removed and finely minced
- ¼ cup red onion finely diced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- salt to taste
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the diced mango, pineapple, habanero pepper, red onion, and cilantro.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and honey until well combined. This will serve as the dressing for the salsa.
- Pour the lime juice and honey dressing over the mango and pineapple mixture. Gently toss the ingredients together until they are evenly coated.
- Season the salsa with salt to taste. Start with a small amount and gradually add more if needed, tasting as you go.
- Once the flavors are well combined, cover the bowl and refrigerate the salsa for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Remove the salsa from the refrigerator and give it a quick stir before serving. This salsa can be enjoyed as a dip with tortilla chips or as a topping for grilled meats, tacos, or fish.