Peach Habanero Salsa

By Alexandra Caspero on September 11, 2022
If you love salsa with some sweet heat, you've gotta try this fresh peach salsa with habanero peppers.
Makes ~3 cups

This fresh peach habanero salsa is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Enjoy it on tacos, with chips or anywhere you enjoy salsa.

I made this peach habanero salsa a few weeks ago for a dinner party and new it deserved a space on this blog. Perfectly sweet with the right amount of heat, it paired perfectly with my appetizer spread of queso dip and canning salsa (and blackberry margs of course!)

This one is best with fresh peaches, the juicer the better! As with anything fresh, in-season produce is the star so you’ll want ensure your peaches are nice and ripe.

peach habanero salsa bowl with spoon

Habanero Peach Salsa Ingredients

Here’s what you need for this fresh peach salsa recipe

  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and diced
  • 2 medium or 1 large yellow tomato, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1-3 habanero peppers (depending on how spicy you like it), seeded and finely chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Depending on how spicy you want your salsa, you can add 1-3 habanero peppers. I find that the spiciness of the peppers does vary slightly; I’ve made this 4 times in the past few weeks to test and photograph and each time the spicy flavor of the peppers I got varied. Therefore, I’d recommend adding in one pepper to start, then adding more as you’d like.

Ingredients for Peach Habanero Salsa

How to make this fresh peach salsa

  1. Mix together all ingredients:

    In a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, peaches, onions, cilantro, bell pepper, habanero pepper, lime juice and salt.

  2. Season to taste

    Season to taste, adding more habanero for spice, lime juice for tang or salt as needed. If it’s too spicy, add more peaches

What to serve with this habanero peach salsa

This one is so delicious with chips or on tacos! I recommend trying it with:

bowl of habanero peach salsa

FAQs

Can I make this salsa less spicy?


To reduce the heat, remove all of the seeds from the habanero peppers. Or, replace the habanero pepper with a less spicy pepper, like a jalapeño.

Is other fruit OK to add?

If you want to add in fruit besides peaches, I’d recommend mango.

Can I use red tomatoes?

Yellow tomatoes are sweeter in flavor, so I highly recommend using them in this recipe. They also add a nice color. If you cannot find yellow tomatoes, then red will work in a pinch.

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Peach Habanero Salsa

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: ~3 cups
  • Category: snack, appetizer, side dish, salsa
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American, Salsa
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This fresh peach habanero salsa is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. Enjoy it on tacos, with chips or anywhere you enjoy salsa.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: ~3 cups
  • Category: snack, appetizer, side dish, salsa
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American, Salsa
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: ~3 cups
  • Category: snack, appetizer, side dish, salsa
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: American, Salsa
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Ingredients

  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and diced
  • 2 medium or 1 large yellow tomato, cored and diced*
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 13 habanero peppers (depending on how spicy you like it), seeded and finely chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl. Gently toss together, then season to taste with more salt or lime juice as desired. 

Notes

*If you aren’t sure how to core a tomato, I have a tutorial! 

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