Fresh Pineapple Habanero Salsa

This fresh salsa is bursting with fresh, juicy pineapple, bell peppers, and spicy habaneros.  Combined with lots of fresh cilantro and lime, this sweet, fruity salsa has a kick of spice and is delicious with a bowl of tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, chicken, or fish.

Fresh Pineapple Habanero Salsa

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Makes about 3 cups of fresh, chunky salsa and comes together in minutes. For a pureed salsa, simply pop the ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times.

Fresh pineapple Bell peppers Fresh habanero peppers Red onion Cilantro Fresh lime juice


Prepare the ingredients


Cut the pineapple in half and remove the rind.  Then remove the core and dice the fruit. Dice the bell peppers and red onion and chop the cilantro.

Dice the Habaneros


With a small, sharp knife, carefully slice the habaneros in half and remove the seeds and membrane. Then finely dice. Use caution when handling hot peppers.  Gloves are recommended.

Habanero peppers are small peppers with a slightly fruity flavour and are super spicy. They are far spicier than jalapeno peppers.   Look for habaneros with bright-coloured fruit, bright green stem and a firm shape for the best flavour.

Mix the ingredients


Add the diced pineapple, bell peppers, red onion, habaneros and cilantro to a bowl. Add the diced pineapple, bell peppers, red onion, habaneros, and cilantro to a bowl. Salt to taste, if desired.

Serve this fresh pineapple habanero salsa with tortilla chips, or use it to top tacos, chicken, or fish.