This fresh and vibrant mango habanero salsa packs a spicy kick! The sweetness of a fresh juicy mango, herbaceous cilantro and onions, kissed with habanero is absolutely delicious. This habanero mango salsa recipe is going to have you coming back for seconds, if you can handle the heat!
Small food Processor or blender/chopper (optional), knife, small bowl
1½cupfresh mango (diced)If using frozen mango, allow to thaw fully.
½cupcilantro (finely chopped, loosely packed)
⅓cupred bell pepper (diced)
¼cupred or sweet onion (finely diced)
1habanero pepper (extra finely diced or chopped in food processor) Be careful to wash hands thoroughly after touching the habanero peppers. They are very hot.
1largefresh lime (juiced)
Habanero Mango Salsa
In small dish, combine mango, cilantro, lime juice, red onion, habanero pepper, red bell pepper, cumin and salt until well combined. Add additional salt to taste if preferred.
Enjoy with tortilla chips, served over fish or chicken or in fish tacos.
Tips to Chop your Habanero Pepper (using small food processor)
I recommend removing the stem from the habanero pepper and cutting into four pieces.
Then, place the habanero into your small food processor to chop extra finely. This minimizing the touching of the habanero pepper which is very hot.
You can then pour the juice of your lime in the food processor to help "wash" the habanero into your salsa dish.
Pineapple Mango Habanero Salsa: Instead of using 1.5 cups diced mango, use half mango and half pineapple. Follow the remaining recipe directions.Peach Mango Habanero Salsa: Instead of using 1.5 cups diced mango, use half mango and half peaches. Follow the remaining recipe directions.Pineapple Mango Salsa: Omit habanero. Instead of using 1.5 cups diced mango, use half mango and half pineapple. Follow the remaining recipe directions.Roasted Mango Habanero Salsa: Pre-roast your mango, habanero pepper, onion and red bell pepper on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or so (until vegetables are soft). Blend with remaining ingredients.Mango Jalapeno Chili Salsa: You can substitute habanero pepper for jalapeno or serrano chili pepper.