I truly enjoy the combination of fresh pineapple with habanero peppers! Growing up, I enjoyed my fair share of fresh fruits with spicy chile de arbol and lime. So, it makes sense that I would love a spicy fruit salsa!
Habanero Peppers Can Be Intimidating!
After cooking with fresh habanero peppers for quite a few years now, they don’t scare me anymore, lol! Seriously, I have bitten into serranos, jalapeños and Hatch peppers that were 10 times more spicy!!! When added in the right amounts, the flavors of the habanero are delicious. Wearing gloves would be a smart idea if you are not experienced with handling extra spicy peppers. Wash hands often! Habanero peppers pair well with most fruits that are acidic.
Pork And Pineapple! Another Great Pairing!
Who doesn’t enjoy that baked ham with roasted pineapple or Hawaiian pizza? Tasty flavor combination. Besides pork, this salsa pairs well with grilled chicken and seafood. Oooh, how about coleslaw with some pineapple over a pulled pork sandwich? This girl is hungry! Ha, ha, ha, ha!!
Pineapple Habanero Salsa
- 1 fresh pineapple
- 1-2 habanero peppers
- 1/2 medium red onion
- Big handful of cilantro
- Juice of 1-2 limes
- ¼ cup agave syrup or honey optional
- 2 teaspoons of Tajin or your favorite chile lime seasoning
- Salt to taste
- Peel and finely dice half of the fresh pineapple and transfer to a bowl. Remove the pineapple from remaining half. Reserve fruit for another recipe or enjoy fresh. Reserve hallowed out pineapple half to serve your salsa in.
- Carefully remove stems and seeds from habanero pepper. Finely mince the amount you may want to use. Finely dice onion. To the bowl of pineapple, mix in the habanero, onion, finely chopped cilantro, agave, lime juice, Tajin and salt to taste. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.
- When ready to serve, transfer salsa from bowl into hollowed out pineapple halve. Serve with homemade chips. This salsa is delicious of pork chops or your favorite grilled seafood!
Rita Ter Sarkissoff
I want to let you know that this 72-year-old grandma is enjoying trying out your wonderful recipes! Thank you so much for sharing your talents and knowledge. I was lucky to stumble upon your site a few months ago and then quickly recognized your skills in the kitchen with these recipes. And at this age, I’m not easily impressed, as the saying goes. 😏 What a wonderful job you’re doing! I’ve been in the kitchen since I was a kid and still look forward to learning and trying new recipes. Yours are at the top of the list. Yum!
Rita, you have no idea how much your email lifted my spirits right before going to bed last night. For me it’s all about making connections through food and sharing. I am thrilled that you stumbled upon my blog and that you are enjoying it. I enjoy sharing my journey through food and pass on what I share. Thank you for taking the time!!!
Can’t wait to make this!
Could you can it?
Thank you Terri! A couple of years ago my sister-in-law canned some fresh pineapple salsa as a test. It was good, but of course you lose a little bit of the fresh flavor. It’s doable though.
Robert J Fox
Who does your photography? Beautiful, as is your table cloth.
Hi Robert! I am a one woman show, lol! I am the photographer, writer, cook, dish washer….Lol! Thank You!
That is an absolutely beautiful presentation! Makes my mouth water! Thank you for your wonderful recipes and food. I have learned so much about salsa and tortillas and cooking with chiles! I really enjoy reading your posts and seeing what you are up to in the kitchen. Thanks again!
Thank you Rhianna for taking the time to write. I really appreciate it!