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!