Habanero Salsa

Habanero Salsa


"This is a variation of regular fresh salsa with the addition of a habanero pepper. This salsa is not for lightweights."


1 h 40 m servings 11 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 80 servings



  • Calories:
  • 11 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.7g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 111 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Roast jalapenos over a grill or gas burner until completely blackened. Seal in a plastic bag or a bowl covered with plastic wrap, and allow to steam until skins are loosened. When cool, remove skin, stem, and seeds.
  2. Place jalapenos, onions, garlic, sugar, salt, and pepper into the bowl of a blender or food processor. Pulse to chop and blend, then pour into a large bowl, and mix with the can of green chiles, cilantro, and lime juice. Pulse the tomatoes in batches to desired size, and add to green chile mixture.
  3. Return one cup of chopped tomatoes to the blender along with the habanero, and puree well. Strain the puree to remove any large pieces of habanero, and add to the tomatoes. Mix well, cover, and chill in the refrigerator at least one hour to allow flavors to blend.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 31 Ratings


Very nice. I drained the tomatoes and only used 5 cans instead of 7. It was still a bit runny, but I added some extra cilantro and onions to thicken it up a bit. I also put 3 habernero pepp...

Very great salsa--my favorite to make homemade. The first time I made this was for an open house party. I used chili peppers instead of jalapenos (on accident) and it was very good and about med...

Very good salsa with a lot of flavor and some nice heat. Easy to make also. Thanks so much!

Very good salsa. Even better if made with roasted tomatillos. Wear Gloves when handling the habaneros! They're fiery little devils and the burn on your skin is far worse than it is in your m...

I used only fresh ingredients. I used 2-3 big tomatoes, 4 thai or 5 serrano fresh peppers instead of the can of green peppers, and did not use sugar. If I need a sweet salsa I would substitute s...

I used ONE large can of tomatoes, 1 and a half limes, one onion, and two jalapenos, plus everything else. Like the punch. The acidity in the tomatoes mellows the peppers over a few days. Gues...

This is a very good salsa although I made a few changes. I used 5 jal instead of 3, 5 habaneros instead of 1 (seeds and ribs included on both peppers), 3 T of sugar only 5 cans of drained petite...

I've been making this for years. The only thing I do different is add a few pickled jalepenos to the mix and if I can't find whole stewed tomatoes in tomatoe sauce, I drain of the excess liquid...

This is the first salsa recipe I tried to make myself. It was outstanding. One tip: Use SpoilerDave's suggestions. They are very helpful.