Pineapple Habanero Salsa

Extra spicy with a tropical flair…

If there’s one thing that works perfectly with hot peppers, it’s tropical fruit. Well, if you ask us, lots of things go well with hot peppers, but tropical fruit is one of those no brainer mixes. Pineapple habanero salsa is one of these perfect matches – super sweet, refreshing, with a big ‘ole bite. It’s hard to resist it.

That being said, this is a habanero salsa recipe, so a warning going in: It’s pretty darn hot. Habanero peppers range from 100,000 to 325,000 Scoville heat units. That’s a far cry from a typical jalapeño-based salsa (2,500 to 8,000 SHU). Chiliheads only should apply, or those with adventurous taste buds and a willingness to sweat. If you meet the bill, you’re in for a treat.

If you like this pineapple habanero salsa, don’t miss some of the other extreme salsas we have in our spicy recipe index. For instance, this ghost pepper salsa puts our habanero version to shame. Ghost peppers are up to 10 times hotter, so take real care in both the making and the eating. Or, for something a lot less hot but a lot more tangy, try this jalapeño salsa verde.

pineapple habanero salsa

Pineapple Habanero Salsa

Tropical sweet and extra spicy
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side
Servings 8 servings
Calories 37 kcal



  • In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  • For best taste, refrigerate for half an hour to an hour prior to serving.


Double up on the habanero if you want your salsa really spicy.


Calories: 37kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 182mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 455IUVitamin C: 30.9mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.3mg


Keyword Habanero Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 3, 2020 to include new content. It was originally published on July 8, 2014.