Tomato Habanero Salsa
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Habanero Salsa Recipe

Yucatán style tomato habanero hot sauce recipe. Habanero chiles have a fruity taste and are very hot, not for the faint of heart. If you like it hot, this is the salsa for you.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Habanero Salsa Recipe, How to Make Habanero Salsa, Salsa Habanera
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Douglas Cullen


  • 3 very ripe tomatoes about 1 lb.
  • 2 habanero chiles
  • 1/2 white onion
  • clove garlic
  • tbsp  apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp  salt + to taste
  • 3 tbsp  cooking oil


  • Remove the stems from the tomatoes and chiles and quarter the tomatoes and onion.
  • Preheat 1 tbsp. oil to medium hot. Cook the tomatoes, onion, chile and garlic until they start to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Blend the browned tomatoes, onions and garlic with the salt, vinegar.
  • Heat 2 tbsp. of oil to hot. Once the oil is hot, pour the blended salsa into the hot oil to "season" it.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes to thicken and intensify the flavor.


Reducing the Heat
You can reduce the heat by only using 1 habanero chile. You can also remove the stems and seeds which will reduce the heat even more.
A Word of Caution
Habanero chiles are very hot. If you touch your mouth or eyes after handling them it will burn. Wash your hands thoroughly after working with chiles. Wearing gloves will help you avoid an uncomfortable situation.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 2g